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D.C. student, standout baseball player’s life cut short on Potomac River

Ceph Christie, 17, was named the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association’s high school baseball player of the year and First-Team All-League catcher. He had dreams of making it to the major leagues, his father says. Ceph was an alumnus of the Hank Aaron Invitational — an annual training event Major League Baseball hosts for high school players. His teammates on the Ground Breakers describe their friend as someone who constantly motivated others, often offering words of encouragement during challenging moments on the field. “Ceph was always that kid that wanted you to be happy, no matter what you were going through,” Eric Cueto, 18, who met Ceph while playing Little League Baseball, said

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