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Shameful sports behavior

May 8, 2013

The death of a youth soccer referee in Utah last week after being punched in the head by a 17-year-old player is a sad commentary on the lack of respect for sports officials everywhere....

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WorriedAmerican

May-08-13 10:47 AM

Well said and how violent our society has become. Yes, it is true sportsmanship has been lost in all sports these days and it does teach a valuable life lesson.

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Nancy1

May-09-13 7:53 AM

Sports have not taken over the Minot Public Schools. Please go visit the display at MHS-Central Campus where 4.0 students have a prominent display in the commons area. Please go to MHS-Magic City where there is a prominent display in the main corridor of the National Merit Scholarship seniors, please note that MHS had an academic pep rally this winter, that Jim Hill had a patriotic assembly, and that these kinds of activities are normal in our schools. Sports are healthy, positive activities that are part of the extra-curriculars offered which also include music, student council, Honor Society, etc. At Minot High there is a "letter" given - like a letter for sports- that honors participation in other extras besides sports, volunteerism, excellent grades, etc. Also, many of the sports teams have volunteered at the zoo, parks,etc throughout many years. Educate yourself!

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Nancy1

May-09-13 7:31 PM

Why don't you check how many private school and home schooled students take classes in the public schools in Minot. Advanced classes , foreign languages, music, and yes participate in public school sports. I do know that when I was in school not all kids were educated. Also, when I was in school we weren't required to have as many credits to graduate nor had to take as many math classes. Go to a music concert - you might enjoy it.

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Nancy1

May-10-13 10:33 AM

Where are the statistics? And very very few kids are home schooled on the high school level because parents cannot teach the requirements - sciences, etc. Also ask the court system about some homeschool families - not all home school for reasons you might think. It was something I had never thought about until a court employee mentioned some issues. It is not all green grass.

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Nancy1

May-10-13 11:36 AM

Also, are you aware that students who participate in sports pay a fee per sport - middle school and high school. The debate team is very costly to run but it is a great opportunity for students - enhances their education.

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locomotive

Oct-22-13 10:56 PM

"And very very few kids are home schooled on the high school level because parents cannot teach the requirements - sciences, etc."

Nancy1, you're wrong about this.

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locomotive

Oct-22-13 11:03 PM

leftywing, have you nothing better to do?

What a question, huh?

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MattRothchild

Oct-23-13 8:04 AM

"Please go to MHS-Magic City where there is a prominent display in the main corridor of the National Merit Scholarship seniors"

Oh, yes, I am very familiar with the display in question. And it pales in comparison to the more prominent sports-related trophy case just around the corner, which happens to be one of the first things you see when you enter the front door.

Just sayin'.

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MattRothchild

Oct-23-13 8:07 AM

BUt seriously, how lacking in perspective must you be to punch the ref when he hands you a penalty?

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locomotive

Oct-23-13 7:08 PM

Glad to see leftywing's posts about nothing are gone bye-bye.

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