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From the sidelines: It’s time for summer!
by SHAIN GILLET
May 28, 2014 | 622 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Utah high school sports are over.

Champions have been crowned, history has been made, and records have been broken . . . sometimes all in the same season.

    That means anywhere from 10 to 12 weeks of unrequited summertime activities to load up on, and I’ve been dying to get out of what was one of the best high school sports seasons to date for the south Davis County high schools.

For starters, I finally got back into bowling by starting up a summer league with my dad and an old friend of mine. So far we’re about three weeks in and I’m having an absolute blast despite the fact that my skills have diminished quite a bit.

Summer is a great season to get out and get stuff done. Going to ball games, participating in summer activities and family activities are also part of the fun months of summer. I imagined my summers could have been better had I decided not to work at Lagoon through my high school years, but all in all, I still had a pretty good time.

The older I got, the better the summer’s got. I took vacations, travelled out of state without the family and tried to get as much time to myself as I possibly could. Through my college years this happened quite often, and studying went to the backburner until about a month before school began again.

This year is already going to be different. On top of the bowling league, my golf swing is itching to get a shot at the local courses. 

There are still so many courses in the county that I haven’t tried that I’m going to try my hardest to get out and get to them. 

I should be able to do that this year, as I’ll actually be moving back into the county for the first time in about seven years.

There are still some high school activities that could see some county residents participate in them. In the coming weeks, the annual high school baseball senior all-star game will take place at Lindquist Field in Ogden. 

The event itself has grown over the years and now includes an underclassman game, giving fans one more high school baseball game before getting nothing but minor league baseball in the state.

Some summers have also seen some basketball all-star games that include incoming seniors and other underclassmen, and those should prove to be just as fun if they are scheduled again this summer.

I understand that this is a bit of a “rambling on”?piece, but considering all the excitement the county has gone through with high school sports, it’s hard not to think about the weeks ahead and the things I’m excited to do or be a part of.

There’s a lot of time to get stuff done between now and the beginning of high school sports in the Fall.

Then again, August is just around the corner.

 

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