Lions’ Anthony Zettel returns to his Michigan hometown

Tori shot, edited, and produced this feature with Lions rookie Anthony Zettel. She went with Zettel to his hometown of West Branch, Michigan to take fans on a tour of his family restaurant and meet the people of Ogemaw County.

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In-depth feature: Former coach’s journey back to Ford Field

Tori sat down with former Lions special teams coordinator and current Central Michigan head coach John Bonamego to talk about returning to Ford Field for the Quick Lane Bowl and the difficult journey that got him there.

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2014 Lions Feature Reporting

One of Tori’s roles on DetroitLions.com is sitting down with players and coaches to tell their stories with in-depth features.  Not only did she conduct all the interviews in the following pieces, but she also edited each story from start to finish.

 

Fuller vs. Fuller: A House Divided

 

The emergence of Darius Slay

 

DeAndre Levy: The transformation

 

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Counterfeit Prom Gowns Online

It’s prom season and wedding season is right around the corner. These kind of events can be expensive, but saving money by buying a dress online might not turn out the way you hope. WUFT’s Tori Petry has more on how many people fall victim to counterfeit retailers online.

The best way to avoid being scammed online is to buy a dress in person at a local retailer. But if you do order off of the internet,

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Why Ocala Couldn’t Get Yankees Minor League Baseball

Dreams of a Yankees minor league stadium in Ocala were all but crushed earlier this year when the team delivered a letter requesting suspension of the project over funding disputes between the city and county. With the cut-off date to agree on funding looming, Tori Petry has more on what went wrong & if there’s any hope for bringing pro sports to Ocala.

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Ben Kennedy: Student and Driver

NASCAR Driver Ben Kennedy made waves last weekend in Daytona when he made the pole position for the Camping World Truck Series as a rookie. But you may not know that in addition to a full-time driver, Kennedy is also a normal college student. WUFT’s Tori Petry has more on this young talent.

Kennedy is finishing his degree with an internship in Connecticut this semester and is set to graduate in May.

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FHSAA and Steroid Testing

Last month, the Florida High School Athletic Association approved a revision to their bylaws on steroid use. Tori Petry reports for WUFT to investigate what exactly this means for high school sports.

Only three states – Texas, New Jersey, & Illinois – currently test students for steroids. The FHSAA estimates it would cost $42 million to test every Florida high school athlete for performance-enhancing drugs.

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