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Hoops helps 2014 TE prepare for football

Drew Sample (Bellevue, Wash./Newport) has been playing basketball for only a few years.

So, when the 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end made the varsity team as a junior, he embarked on a trip that included Newport victories in five loser-out games to earn a trip to the Class 4A state tournament and a sixth-place finish.