Lacey Holsworth

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Sports Stories We Want To Remember From 2014

Here are some sports stories that helped remind us why we watch.

97.1 The Ticket–12/25/2014

BOSTON, MA - MAY 01:  P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his game-winning power play goal in the second overtime period against the Boston Bruins in Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Most Clicked On Sports Stories In 2014 For 97.1 The Ticket

Sports stories go viral for any number of reasons, and the most popular ones on CBS Detroit in 2014 ran the gamut from serious to sad to comical.

CBS Detroit–12/25/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Prospect Adreian Payne of Michigan State attends the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Adreian Payne Wears A Thoughtful Tribute To ‘Princess Lacey’ At NBA Draft Event

The Atlanta Hawks drafted the power forward Adreian Payne from Michigan State University Thursday night. During the event Payne wore colors in honor of 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth who died of cancer in April.

06/27/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Vitale Honors Lacey’s Memory

There was nothing Dick Vitale could do to console the parents of Lacey Holsworth, the little girl whose relationship with Michigan State’s Adreian Payne became a story that touched the country.

97.1 The Ticket–05/13/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Princess Lacey Holsworth’s Life Celebrated At Michigan State

Many wiped away tears, especially when they heard Heather Holsworth’s recorded message about her daughter while pictures of Lacey were shown on video boards.

CBS Detroit–04/18/2014

(credit: lovelikelaceydonations.com. Used with permission).

‘Love Like Lacey’ Wristbands Honor MSU Princess’ Memory

One week after her death, “Princess Lacey” remains a focal point on the campus of Michigan State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Young Basketball Fan’s Memorial Set For Next Week

The family of an 8-year-old girl who befriended Michigan State University basketball star Adreian Payne is asking that people attending her memorial service next week wear bright colors and smiles in celebration of her life.

97.1 The Ticket–04/14/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Izzo Honors Memory Of Lacey Holsworth, Talks Of Inspiration In Face Of Adversity

Tom Izzo was among those who honored Lacey’s memory during a rally on the MSU campus following her death Tuesday from cancer.

97.1 The Ticket–04/12/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Adreian Payne Honored For Remarkable Friendship With Lacey Holsworth

The crowd stood to applaud Payne, who spoke softly in accepting the award, saying he nearly didn’t travel to Los Angeles after the girl’s death but was encouraged to by her father.

97.1 The Ticket–04/12/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State Holds Vigil For Lacey Holsworth, Adreian Payne’s ‘Princess Sidekick’

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo addressed crowd, describing Lacey’s strength in her final days.

97.1 The Ticket–04/10/2014

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