Proving doubters wrong
Welcome to the dog days of summer.
Only summertime is not an "offseason" for high school area athletes as they gear up for the start of their respective seasons some of which begin in less than two months.
These so-called "dog days" are ones filled with vigorous effort as young athletes strive to take the next step, in effect showcasing what dedication and a relentless work ethic can accomplish. These are the days when athletes feed off criticism, harnessing the choice words of naysayers into belief.