The Times West Virginian

July 8, 2014

Athletes play summer sports for multiple reasons

By Matt Welch
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Oh, the times, they are changing.

Gone are the days of a teenage athlete waking up with nothing to do in the months of June, July or early August. Now, if you’re an athlete, your summer months are filled with summer camps, personal workouts and a three-week period where it seems that breathing may be only a dream.

If you play a sport during the season in high school, there’s likely a summer league calling your name when the final school bell rings.

That’s the case for many Marion County athletes this summer.

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