Fan Speak May14

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Winning isn't only thing

THIS IS in response to Marty Mishow's column that said people came out of the woodwork to criticize Central coach Steve Williams when the Tigers had a bad season but aren't as vocal this year. Parents of players and former players signed a petition against Steve Williams that was presented to the school board last year that had nothing to do with winning seasons.

Shame on Heeb

LET ME get this straight: Scott County Central and David Heeb said the players who he was accused of recruiting were in fact in the Scott County Central school district but were attending Bell City. Essentially, Scott County Central wants to reduce the punishment because he was only recruiting players back to the district. Shouldn't that double the punishment?

(There have been no written claims to the Missouri State High School Activities Association that the students who lived in Scott County Central and attended Bell City were "recruited" to Bell City.)

Shame on Bell City

SINCE IT now is coming to light that most of the athletes Scott Central basketball Coach David Heeb tried to recruit were actually in the Scott County Central school district, it looks like he will soon be vindicated. It also appears that the trouble the Bell City tried to give him is going to blow back in their faces.

(MSHSAA has yet to decide whether the findings of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will have any impact on MSHSAA's penalties for Scott County Central.)

Shame on both

THE BROUHAHA between Bell City, Scott County Central, MSHSAA and DESE can be boiled down to one a one-word cause. It is the reason that the two school districts exist. The word is basketball.

Vaulting for attention

CENTRAL HAS two of the best pole vaulters in the state of Missouri, one of whom is on track to contend for the state title. How come we always have to dig through the scoreboard to find out about their performances?

Spotlight on JV

THE RECENT coverage about the track team was really good, but the times, places and names printed were only for the varsity. They deserve it, but the junior varsity team works just as hard as the varsity, and maybe we should have some recognition, too.

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