Sportsmanship pays — literally — in scholarship (column)

A local athletic director actually said to me, “If we are winning this award, we are losing games on the floor.” This award? The Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award. And that mentality could deny students a shot at a big-time scholarship. The award is a team honor given each year to the YAIAA boys’ and girls’ basketball programs that best display the qualities of honesty, integrity, cooperation, courage, teamwork and discipline. These are high school kids earning recognition for superior sportsmanship. Yet this athletic director — a person in charge…

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Sportsmanship pays — literally — in scholarship (column)

A local athletic director actually said to me, “If we are winning this award, we are losing games on the floor.” This award? The Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award. And that mentality could deny students a shot at a big-time scholarship. The award is a team honor given each year to the YAIAA boys’ and girls’ basketball programs that best display the qualities of honesty, integrity, cooperation, courage, teamwork and discipline. These are high school kids earning recognition for superior sportsmanship. Yet this athletic director — a person in charge…

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