Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Clean off those cleats, dust off those shoes

It's time for high school sports!
Now, I'm not going to lie, it wasn't long ago when I got less than excited about such a statement. Sports fanatic that I am (and born and raised in Green Bay Packer land, to boot), as soon as I graduated high school I all but washed my hands of any games lower than the college level—with the exception of those of friends and family, of course. 
But last year as a rookie sports reporter, I rediscovered something: high school athletes have a passion that's difficult to find on other levels. Because they're actually doing it just for the love of the game, or the run or whatever sport it is they've lost their hearts to.
Now I'm ready and raving to dive back in! Taking over both high schools as sports reporter this year, I got a little taste of the fall season last week at the Orange-Cedar Ridge tennis match. And I can't wait to continue that cross-town rivalry the next few weeks as the Red Wolves and the Panthers duke it out.
Previews of all 10 sports teams—as well as the two cheerleading squads—are in today's News of Orange (the Wednesday, Aug. 22, edition). Stay tuned for more as the seasons progress! I can't wait to see how our athletes do.

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