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Sports POY: Runner UpEamon Queeney, North State Journal Domino Ireland, of Raleigh, zooms past the crowd in a derby machine inspire by Aesop's Fable {quote}The Frogs Who Desired a King{quote} during the 15th annual Kirby Derby in Raleigh, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Started as a neighborhood block party of sorts in 2002, the annual Kirby Derby has grown into one of Raleigh's most fun summer events, despite being spread mostly by word of mouth. The event circles around a tongue-in-cheek soap box derby complete with crashes and costumes. This year's theme was fairy tales.

Sports POY: Runner Up

Eamon Queeney, North State Journal

Domino Ireland, of Raleigh, zooms past the crowd in a derby machine inspire by Aesop's Fable "The Frogs Who Desired a King" during the 15th annual Kirby Derby in Raleigh, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Started as a neighborhood block party of sorts in 2002, the annual Kirby Derby has grown into one of Raleigh's most fun summer events, despite being spread mostly by word of mouth. The event circles around a tongue-in-cheek soap box derby complete with crashes and costumes. This year's theme was fairy tales.