By Loren Stanton
December 19, 2007
Wow I am so happy that everyone is on board with supporting sports
in our community! I especially enjoyed Karl Richey's commentary
because I have seen him so many times. This fall my daughter
broke her arm and my son broke his leg.
A few months ago I asked us to talk about an indoor sports complex.
Thank you all for chiming in on the subject albeit later than
I thought. As of this moment I think we are about to an RFP on
the turn and lights at Fawm Mountain. That is the good news.
FYI there is another soccer season. Schoenbar boys and girls
have a fall soccer season and for a few years we have played
Juneau in Junior High soccer both girls and boys. This year was
different. Juneau asked us to change to a fall season and we
did. They said it was because their turf field was in too much
demand in the spring among other things. Well this fall Juneau
refused to come to play us. They refused to come to Sitka for
their weekend series where we went and played 8 soccer matches
and won them all. Juneau also refused to invite us to Juneau
to play. Why is this? Well they did use the well worn your fields
are gravel and we don't want to play on them. But I think there
is another reason and this should excite the one person who wrote
in and said it was our caliber of soccer that might be part of
the trouble. Last year in Sitka our boys soccer teams did not
lose to Juneau. Schoenbar boys won every match both A and B teams.
I can tell you the Juneau team was shell shocked.
Those boys along with their
Eighth grade brethen who did not get to play Juneau this year
are aching to play Juneau for the next four years. No matter
the outcome they want to play on a decent field. They want to
practice on a decent field. They want to host an early high school
soccer tourney in Ketchikan long before the snow melts off the
turf in Juneau. They want to reach their potential. Now that
I said all that ...I think we are going to see it...turf and
lights at Fawn Mountain... Now Juneau Junior High Soccer, both
DZ and Floyd Dryden won't have any lame excuses to avoid playing
our kids in soccer.
About: "Loren Stanton
was a varsity cross country runner for Kayhi in 1977. Go Kings!"
Received December 18, 2007
- Published December 19, 2007
to "Sports" By Karl Richey
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