Josh Ripley is surrounded by family as Minnesota State High School League representatives last month gave a standing ovation after presenting the Andover High School runner with the Spirit of Sport Award for Section 5 of the National Federation of State High School Associations. Last fall Ripley stopped to help an injured cross country runner from another school, carried him to the injured runner’s coaches, then resumed the race and still finished ahead of 50 other runners after his selfless act of sportsmanship. Photo courtesy of MSHSL

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