Vale’s Matt McBride tackles adversity with focus

Vale’s Matt McBride said his dedication to sports reaped dividends in his academic endeavors. (Submitted photo)

VALE – The first thing he liked about the kid was his love of baseball.

Then Lucas Tackman saw that the young boy radiated a desire to learn.

Fresh out of high school and a former standout on the Vale High School baseball team, Tackman was an instructional . . .

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