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July 6, 2014

Sideline Spotlight to showcase a sport each season

FAIRMONT — Ever wonder what goes on beyond the playing surface?

Well, now you’ll have the chance to get an inside look at what happens during the weeks or preparation leading up to a sports season, a day of practice or postgame relaxations as we kick off our Sideline Spotlight.

Each season — fall, winter and spring — we’ll showcase one athlete from a sport that is on the rise in Marion County to show readers exactly what our athletes are doing throughout the sports’ season.

Every week, we’ll interview the athlete of the particular sport and ask him or her a series of questions.

You will then be able to find a glimpse of their responses in the sports section that week.

From there, you’ll be able to log on to www.timeswv.com to check out the full interview along with video footage.

With the Sideline Spotlight, athletes will be asked about things like how their week has gone, what unique thing happened in practice this week, how is the team preparing for the big game and what’s going on with the team’s bonding experiences.

All of our athletes in Marion County have great personalities and we want to showcase those personalities for you.

As fans, you may see an athlete only on the field and may find yourself wondering how their corner kick or back stroke has gotten so good. With the Sideline Spotlight, you’ll get a chance to find those kinds of things out.

To start things off, we’re featuring Gabi Mascaro, a former Fairmont Senior and current Fairmont State women’s soccer player.

This coming season will be the first for FSU’s women’s soccer program and it’s an exciting time for new players, coaches and fans alike.

From now until the end of the soccer season, you’ll be able to follow Gabi as she makes the transition from a high school soccer standout to a freshman on a collegiate soccer team. Along the way, you’ll learn things about Gabi like what she wants to do after college, how she’s been enjoying her summer, how she’s connecting with her coaches and teammates and how she’s preparing to lead Fairmont State to success on the pitch this season.

In the following seasons, you’ll be able to learn new and exciting things about various athletes from around the county as the different sports’ seasons unfold.

I invite you to read along in the newspaper and online as well as watch the videos, seeing the insight that Marion County athletes have to offer.

Email Matt Welch at mwelch@timeswv.com or follow on Twitter @MattWelch_TWV.

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