'Something special': Star basketball player caps emotional day with a state title

Just hours after laying her father to rest, Julie Spencer led her team to their first-ever state basketball title and took home MVP honors.

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Julie Spencer (third from left), along with friends and family, pose with the crew of a Kenmore Air Express Piper Chieftain Aircraft in Toledo, Wash., on Saturday, March 8. The company flew her from her father's funeral to Yakima, Wash., so she could play in the 2a state basketball championship.
Photo by KIRO Radio/Brandi Kruse
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Original article: 'Something special': Star basketball player caps emotional day with a state title



Brandi Kruse, KIRO Radio Reporter
Brandi Kruse is a reporter for KIRO Radio who is as spontaneous and adventurous in her free time as she is on the job. Brandi arrived at KIRO Radio in March 2011 and has already collected three regional Edward R. Murrow awards for her reporting.

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