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July 12, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Ryker Curry delivers from the mound on June 26 against Garnett for the A Iola Indians. Curry leads the team in strikeouts (44) and batting average (.382). The Indians travel to Emporia this weekend for their zone tournament. REGISTER/ERICK MITCHELL

Adversity. Coaches use the term loosely, but few athletes have truly experienced it like Ryker Curry. 

The thought that he might not ever return to the mound or batter’s box after multiple heart procedures was always in the back of Ryker’s mind, but he pushed through. 

“It’s been tough,” Ryker said. “I try not to think about it, but how it has got me here.”

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