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Eileen JoyceNevada Union High sophomore Allison Chambers reaches up to block a shot as she covers the goal during a water polo scrimmage against Del Oro High School.
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For some, the start of school every fall means more than a return to books and exams – it means a return to Miner Magic.

Fall sports excitement isn’t limited to Nevada Union, though. All across the county, kids of all ages are gearing up to play football, tennis, soccer, water polo and just about every other sport. Some kids participate through school programs, but community-organized sports also continue through the fall.

According to the national Parent-Teachers Association, the county’s kids aren’t alone. About 20 million kids between the ages of 6 and 16 play organized out-of-school sports, and 25 million kids participate in competitive school sports. So all across the country, fall means hitting the books – and the fields.

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