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Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee, a Boston Red Sox fan, poses near South Beach restaurant in Boca Grande Island, Florida, while vacationing with his family last week. He had only one direction to go when diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. His road is long and difficult but he vows to fight.
Fighting his toughest battle

Rick Sallee has always been a battler and has been through it all on the athletic fields.

As a senior at Pikeville High School, he saw Paintsville’s John Pelphrey, the future Kentucky star, hit a buzzer-beating half-court shot in the 15th Region Tournament to end Sallee’s junior season.