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Bunn H.S. Pitching Ace Wins Extra Effort Award

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BUNN, N.C. — At Bunn High School, the Wildcats have a true star in Christina Gurley.

Gurley is the ace of the pitching staff, allowing less than an earnedrun a game. Softball coach Mike Lovin says Gurley is a bigpart in the team'ssuccess.

"The kids know we need her in the lineup, day in and day out," hesays. "She is a good hitter. She is fundamentally sound from top tobottom. Her biggest asset is she is a hard-throwing pitcher."

"It is great to be in that role because people look up to you, and youcan help others just like the way others have helped you along theway," Gurley says.

Gurley plays saxophone in the high school band and performs well in theclassroom. Colleen Griffin, Gurley's teacher, says Christina iswell-deserving of this special award.

"She always gives you 100 percent effort," she says.

Christina Gurley is this week's winner of the Extra Effort Award.

Tom Suiter's Extra Effort award airs Wednesdays during WRAL's 6:00News.

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