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Rails Back to Playing Summer League Games

Updated: July 16, 2020 11:02 PM

Just last week Northland area winter sports teams were allowed to get together for practice. This week teams could finally take the court for games and the Proctor girls basketball team took full advantage of the opportunity.

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"It's just so fun to just see everybody and be in the gym practicing with everybody. It's just more fun than doing it by yourself," said senior guard Courtney Werner.

"Kids don't push themselves the same when they're doing it in their driveway. It's easy to go take a break. Take five minutes off wherever it may be. When they're looking at each other and seeing each other working hard in the gym, they're going to push themselves hard," explained Proctor girls basketball head coach Matt Solberg.

June was all virtual for the Rails.

They've been able to squeeze in five practices before starting summer league games.

Solberg said games have been a moving target all summer. The Rails currently have 8 total games scheduled, but they are subject to change. They opened up summer league play at Esko on Wednesday.

The Rails say matter if they're playing games, in the gym, or participating in team bonding activities, they're happy to get the team back together.

"Kids are just smiles coming off the floor. We just did two minute shifts, so nice and easy. We're not in game shape by any means, but it's not the point of the summer," said Solberg.

"With the whole quarantine thing and missing a lot of school, the social aspect wasn't there and it just hard on everybody's mental health. It's just super fun to be back in the gym and I just think it's beneficial for everybody," added Werner.

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