WHSV Sports Presents: 2017

Published: Dec. 31, 2017 at 9:23 AM EST
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As 2017 comes to a close, WHSV looks back at our favorite sports stories and memorable moments from the past year.

In "WHSV Sports Presents: 2017", Sports Director David DeGuzman revisits the lives and journeys of athletes we've profiled in the last 12 months.

The show features Petersburg quarterback Jacob Hartman, who overcame his inability to hear to find success on the football field, breaking school records on the way.

Former JMU basketball player Yohanny Dalembert survived a devastating earthquake in his home country of Haiti nearly eight years ago. WHSV Sports Presents takes a look at how basketball helped him rebuild his life.

Weyers Cave-native Quin Houff has had a memorable year on the racetrack. At the age of 19, Houff turned heads when he led laps at an ARCA series race at Daytona, leading to his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. The show chronicles his journey to becoming a NASCAR driver and what motivates him as a driver.

Fort Defiance wrestler Alex Nicolescu has Down's syndrome but that doesn't stop him from competing on the mat. We witness how Nicolescu is inspiring others and how he became the team's missing puzzle piece.

And we look back at the emotional and memorable moments from 2017 in our "Images of the Year". From JMU's first national championship in over a decade to their run to repeat that title, and all the championship memories in between.