Throughout the state of Indiana many young athletes are attending their first “official” practice of the new school year today. However, as most of us know, athletes work all year round. No, they are not cheating, this is just the nature of today’s athletic programs. There are 2 exceptions to this: girls golf was allowed to begin on July 28 because they are the first sport to actually play; and football must be non-contact until August 3.We want to wish all of our local athletes good luck in their endeavors this year. Be safe and have fun.