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Clayton High adds counselors after baseball player's death

Posted December 14, 2012

— Additional counselors were working at Clayton High School Friday, the day after a popular senior baseball player collapsed during a workout and died.

Teammates said Hogan Teem collapsed during an offseason workout and CPR was performed before he was taken by ambulance to the hospital. He died some time later.

"Clayton High lost a great young man," said Principal Clinton Eaves in a statement Friday. "Clayton High School expresses their sincere wishes for the family. This was an outstanding student. He gave 100 percent in all that he did. He was devoted to his family, friends, and teammates."

Clayton also postponed boys and girls basketball games scheduled to be played Friday night at Garner High School. A make-up date for the games has not been announced.

Teammates said Teem was popular on and off the field.

"He would always find a way to brighten your day no matter what," teammate Nathan Lee said. "Even in baseball and everything going on outside the lines, outside the field, (it) didn't matter because Hogan gave 110 percent. He made you want to give more toward your game."

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