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Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City head baseball coach Jeff Tanner gives a sign during a game on Friday at Benson. Tanner has been living with a brain tumor for more than 15 years. The tumor caused him to miss last season, but he is back in the dugout this spring. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

Loving life, loving ball: ACGC baseball coach Jeff Tanner is back on the diamond as he continues a long-standing battle with a brain tumor


If you see Jeff Tanner at a local sporting event, he won’t be sitting around by himself.

The minute the long-time ACGC teacher and coach steps into a gym or onto a field, it’s a certainty he’ll have struck up a conversation with somebody he knows. Or they him. When the Falcons basketball team played a state tournament game in March, he got up from his seat to head up to the concourse. Four or five conversations later, he made it there.

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Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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