Good nutrition part of preseason conditioning plans

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Girls basketball practice began two weeks ago, but Brittany Gray began turning her attention toward the physical demands of the season the first week of August.

A multi-sport athlete, the Greenwood Community High School senior is an All-State softball player, which occupies her time through the spring and summer. But once that ends, she begins training for a sport that is significantly more physically demanding.

“Basketball is a good way for me to stay in shape, and it’s a lot of fun,” said the 5-foot-11 Gray, the Woodmen’s starting center. “After basketball season, softball conditioning is a piece of cake. The training is kind of similar, but there are differences. Basketball is a lot of endurance. Softball is quicker, faster. More about your reaction time.

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