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Sports POY: Runner UpEamon Queeney, North State Journal Staff member Alaina Poe holds the door for Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper as they ride the elevator with Bulls fans during Star Wars night at the baseball game between the Durham Bulls and the Norfolk Tides at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Saturday, May 7, 2016. The Durham Bulls defeated the Norfolk Tides 2 - 1 in extra innings.

Sports POY: Runner Up

Eamon Queeney, North State Journal

Staff member Alaina Poe holds the door for Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper as they ride the elevator with Bulls fans during Star Wars night at the baseball game between the Durham Bulls and the Norfolk Tides at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Saturday, May 7, 2016. The Durham Bulls defeated the Norfolk Tides 2 - 1 in extra innings.