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Updated: 07/16/2014 08:00:03AM

Sister shred the waves

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PHOTO BY ELIZABETH ERVIN

Sydney Deary, 9, and sister Sarah Deary, 12 and their wakeboards.

Riding high

PHOTO BY ELIZABETH ERVIN

Sarah Dreary, 12, does a Toeside Indy. She and her sister, Hannah, 9, are getting a kick out of their favroite sport. For more on their story, see www.polkcountydemocrat.com.

PHOTO BY ELIZABETH ERVIN

Sydney Dreary, 9, jumps the wave.

PHOTO BY ELIZABETH ERVIN

Sarah Dreary does a Roast Beef.

PHOTO BY ELIZABETH ERVIN

Sarah Dreary does a tailgrab.

PHOTO BY ELIZABETH ERVIN

Sydney, coach Sian Hurst, Sarah take a break during practice.

By ELIZABETH ERVIN

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Shredding waves in Babson Park, these two sisters are making names for themselves in the world of wakeboarding.

She sits on the edge of the dock, looks down at her sweaty palms, and brushes a loose piece of hair out of her face. Next to her side, her friend, her competitor, her sister. The announcer calls the names of the girls who are to perform in the next heat. They both hear their names and give each other a crooked grin, a fist bump, and off they go to load the boat. The bond between sportsmen is a strong one, but it does not compare to the bond between sisters. As they line up on the dock, waiting their turn, they know the girl next to them feels the same love for this sport as they do. They feel the same sense of pride for their upcoming run as anyone else, from beginner, to professional. All the hard work, all the early practices, all the determination comes down to this moment. No coaches, no parents, just you, your board, the rope, three judges, and hopes of a good run.

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