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OUTDOOR ATHLETICS TRAVEL TO CLEAN AIR FOR PRACTICE

High school athletes are not letting the smoke stop them from getting ready for a competitive school year.

Posted: Thu Aug 16 18:21:08 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Aug 16 18:21:09 PDT 2018

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above temperatures late next week. local emma says, "smokey skies everywhere you look and a brand new athletic field that can't even be used right now. the grants pass athletic department say it's had to tells us why hundreds of students and coaches are now driving hours for some clean brand new athletic field that can't even be used right now. the grants pass athletic department say it's had to deal with smoke like this inside, that's just not an option for the other ones that would be right out here." equipment packed. everyone on board... "have fun, be safe!" it's time to head to a place that doesn't look like this. "we've tried everything from springfield over to the coast." band director jason garcia says he and his hardworking students are finding refuge in roseburg. getting their much-needed practice in at umpqua community college.. outside in fresh air. because practicing inside only does so much when you need a football field. "we need a hundred yards." and the marching band isn't alone.. "you can't really get in soccer shape running in a staff have had to make the hour and a half trip north. the district says the trips aren't free either.. it costs 350 dollars per school bus.. and yesterday, it took 10 to get everyone to practice. garcia says the band has a busy and community here and our football team to support those half time shows." and they're not letting smoke stop them. emma says, "those students won't be staying the night in roseburg, they'll be back later tonight. the district also facilities. in grants pass, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12." [a14]grants pass sports money smoke-tag the marching band definitely needs
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