Heights High School softball player Gretchen Maddox drinks water during practice to stay hydrated. The team’s coach told them to take as many breaks as they needed to if they started feeling bad because of the heat. (May 5, 2014)
Heights High School softball player Gretchen Maddox drinks water during practice to stay hydrated. The team’s coach told them to take as many breaks as they needed to if they started feeling bad because of the heat. (May 5, 2014) The Wichita Eagle
Heights High School softball player Gretchen Maddox drinks water during practice to stay hydrated. The team’s coach told them to take as many breaks as they needed to if they started feeling bad because of the heat. (May 5, 2014) The Wichita Eagle

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