Tim Botos is a graduate of the University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in mass media/communication. He has worked as a staff writer at The Repository since 1999. He has won 33 first- or second-place writing awards, and one of his stories appeared in Reader’s Digest. He is married with two daughters, ages 10 and 12. Outside work, he runs a 12 and under girls travel softball team. He also serves as athletic director and pastoral designee for Catholic Youth Organization athletics at St. Paul School in Akron.
If he could do it all over again, Dr. Akbar Shah would still be a cardiologist. “If I could do it 10 times over again, it would be the same,” said the 51-year-old native of Pakistan, one of 18 physicians who make up Cardiovascular Consultants, headquartered in Aultman Hospital.
The early season is reserved mostly for non-league games. But they are no less exciting than the coming conference battles. For many teams, these games are about beating a neighborhood rival, making the postseason playoffs or learning where the rest of the season is headed.