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CowDung May 30, 2014 at 05:51 am
Please take your commercials someplace else.
Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 04:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
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Larry Patrick Conkright Ripley July 16, 2013 at 08:21 am
It has become socially acceptable these days to just slap every one on the wrist for their wrongRead More doings and move on down the road. I am sorry I wasn't raised that way. This young man at a minimum should be suspended from the team and quite honestly from the college for a set given amount of time. Don't QQ me on how that will affect his future blah blah blah....he should have thought about that before he got drunk and got behind the wheel of a car. If we ever get back to personal responsibility and punishment for crimes we might as a society actually see a decrease in crime. Not a sermon just a thought!!
Ken Beckman July 16, 2013 at 08:28 pm
I agree with you Larry. There needs to be accountability with adult responsibilities. DWI isRead More socially unacceptable and irresponsible. I think he should be on the financial hook for this year of school. If he keeps his record clean and stays in shape, try out next year, show your stuff. Then if he qualifies, renew the scholarship (assuming he has one). He is a member of society, not a hero (as many football stars are held).
Kelly Busey January 3, 2013 at 05:21 pm
The Seahawks playoff game this weekend will give me yet another opportunity to root against a teamRead More named "Washington." Go Cougs!
Brent Champaco January 3, 2013 at 05:29 pm
I wasn't thinking of the game that way, but it makes perfect sense. #gohawks #gocougs
Akiko Oda January 3, 2013 at 05:34 pm
I hope you at least wear blue or green!
Kelly Busey December 27, 2012 at 05:08 pm
I'm glad that lacrosse has been added. There's some irony, though. A few years ago, a group of kidsRead More and parents lobbied the Peninsula School District to add sailing as a varsity sport. Sailing is a varsity sport in many other states and appeals to some kids who aren't always interested in ball sports. The school district risk managers vetoed this idea and suggested the school district "divorce (themselves) from this highly dangerous activity" (actual quote). The group of parents could not locate a single incident of injury or death related to high school sailing, yet found many injuries related to dance team, gymnastics, basketball and (obviously) football. Additionally, rugby is a club sport at GHHS. I hope that the addition of lacrosse paves the way for additional sports. There are several varsity high school sailing teams in Washington. You would think that the high schools in the Maritime City would be included.
Akiko Oda December 27, 2012 at 05:20 pm
Kelly, just a clarification--in Gig Harbor, Harbor Fire Lacrosse is still a club sport so it'sRead More independent from the Peninsula School District. This is the first year for the high school girls to join the varsity level of the WA State High School.
Brent Champaco November 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm
Couldn't agree more, Ken!
Ken Jones November 26, 2012 at 11:21 pm
Here's a novel approach: the person who sucker-punched Austin Seferian-Jenkins should turn himselfRead More in to the authorities. If he's afraid of justice or doesn't trust justice, here's a novel idea: write an apology, send it to the Spokesman-Review, The News Tribune, Seattle Times, The Daily, The Daily Evergreen or Lakewood Patch and sign it ... anonymous and remorseful. To the Coug fans, to the Husky fans, to everyone that wants to retaliate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MT3CihStFQ.
Brent Champaco November 27, 2012 at 01:59 am
Again, I second that, I strongly urge the person to turn it into Lakewood Patch. (Shameless plug)
CJ September 7, 2012 at 05:54 pm
GO SEAHAWKS !!!! Alumni class of 1976 !!!
CJ September 7, 2012 at 05:55 pm
GO SEAHAWKS !!!! Alumni class of 1976 !!!
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