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Hull athletics at a crossroads

Outlook isn't optimistic for program counting on contributions for survival

Updated: August 18, 2010, 6:00 PM ET
By Scott Barboza | ESPNBoston.com

A giant wind turbine chops through the coastal breeze steps away from Hull High School. The towering installation can be seen from miles away, peacefully spinning. But standing under the behemoth, the noise is jarring.

Whoosh … Whoosh … Whoosh.

As the turbine churns, its football-field-sized blades cast long, swirling shadows on Hull's athletic fields. It represents the crucible faced by Hull's administration in saving its sports, the Sword of Damocles that hangs ...

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