SPORTS MAILBAG… Bravo!
The PIAA Sportsmanship Pledge, that is read to coaches and captains before every varsity contest, includes the statement: “Actions meant to demean opposing players, teams, spectators or officials are not in the highest ideals of interscholastic education and will not be tolerated. Let today’s contest reflect mutual respect.” While officials do have to monitor demeaning actions, they less often see acts of mutual respect played out during the contest.
However, the WAHS boys soccer game vs. Wilmington provided players, teams, spectators and officials with such an opportunity Wednesday night. When a Wilmington player went down in front of Warren’s goal (no foul occurred) and play continued down field, a WAHS player promptly attended to him by helping to raise his leg and flex his foot to relieve the leg cramp. In any game, let alone a highly-contested one, I view this as an exceptional act of sportsmanship.
So, my BRAVO goes to Tristan Boger.
Cindy Price, Warren