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Woods again top earner

Fri., June 7, 2013, midnight

Marketing: Tiger Woods is back on top of Forbes’ list of highest- paid athletes.

The golfer spent 11 straight years at No. 1 on the magazine’s list before falling to third in 2012. Forbes put him back in the top spot after he made $78.1 million over the last year from prize money, golf course design work, endorsements and appearance fees. He has enjoyed a resurgence in his play that has earned him over $13.1 million the past 12 months – double his total from the prior year.

Tennis star Roger Federer is second at $71.5 million while Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is third at $61.9 million. LeBron James comes in fourth with $59.8 million.

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Stangel is Idaho player of year

Honors: Lake City softball standout Casey Stangel has been selected as the Gatorade Idaho Softball Player of the Year for the third straight season. 

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Stangel as Idaho’s best high school softball player.  She is now a finalist for the national player of the year.

Stangel led the Timberwolves to a 28-0 record and a second Class 5A state championship in three seasons. The 5-foot-10 senior left-handed pitcher posted a 28-0 record with a 0.73 ERA and 208 strikeouts in 143 innings. She also batted .640 with 16 home runs, 20 doubles, 54 runs scored and 65 RBIs.

Stangel has maintained a 3.66 GPA and served as both student council secretary and treasurer. In addition to donating her time as a youth softball instructor, she has volunteered on behalf of her church and in association with the National Honor Society.

She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at the University of Missouri.

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