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Rolling through summer

Rolling through summer

Updated: June 26, 2009, 11:13 AM ET
By Julie Turner | ESPNRISE.com

Jake Shinkle used to play baseball in the summers. But he got bored with it.

"I got tired of baseball. I was tired of sitting around waiting to play," says the Cinco Ranch High School (Katy, Texas) sophomore.

So in fourth grade, thanks to a quick Google search, Shinkle started playing roller hockey.

He got skates, a helmet with a face shield, a stick with a plastic blade (so it won't break), gloves, pads, mouth guard -- he was set.

He likes ...

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