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By Loren Stanton


December 19, 2007
Wednesday AM

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.

Loren Stanton
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Loren Stanton was a varsity cross country runner for Kayhi in 1977. Go Kings!"

Received December 18, 2007 - Published December 19, 2007


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