Sports story was a ‘low-blow’ and ‘demoralized player’

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By The Staff

To the editor:

I am inclined to wonder when exactly it became customary to open a sports story with an unnecessary low-blow to one of a high school’s key athletes. Though examples of not performing well in clutch situations may seem to live forever in infamy, it is generally not what one expects to immediately be reminded of when opening the sports section of the weekly paper. To his credit, the writer did mention the player’s 24 points and 13 rebounds, conveniently placed near the end of the article, yet still failed to address the high-energy, hard-ball basketball played by the Breds throughout the entire game. Though I must agree that the Breds may not always compete to their fullest potential, I cannot agree with publicly demoralizing players, and by that a sports program already lacking in local support.

Jacob Marsh