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Maine sports story of the year is one we should all hear

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The Bangor Daily News sports story of the year for 2008 has to be one of the most inspiring in the nation.

Sean Daniels, a senior at Easton High School, made what can only be described as a miraculous comeback. Daniels was injured a little over a year ago "while performing a rite of autumn in northern Maine -- the annual potato harvest," according to the paper. But even after having his hand and forearm amputated, he's managed to return to his soccer team and basketball team.

He's now the starting power forward for his basketball team -- which he's leading in rebounding!

Ernie Clark reports:

"I'm used to it now," said Daniels, who plans to study athletic training in college with an eye toward a career in physical therapy. "Playing a lot this summer and going out to L.A. really helped me a lot. I've learned to cope with it and not worry so much about what I can't do and work on what I can do."

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