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From dust and debris, sports help a small Kansas town rise and rebuild

Updated: August 24, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

GREENSBURG, Kan. -- Somewhere in the muck, a candle flickered. The roof was gone, the rain was pelting, the devil had just swept over, but this candle … kept … burning. So what do you do, with natural gas fumes filling your lungs, glass cutting your feet, rain pouring on your head? Do you run, with another tornado just a few blocks behind the "house?" Do you stay, and get blown to bits?

Hold onto that thought.

The cake raffle/homecoming game/town meeting is about ...

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