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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Don't let sports get in the way of academics or civics

Crunch Time - Sports should be the exception, not the focus

 

Last updated 3/21/2019 at 5pm



So, I was cruising the Internet and came across a 2013 article from The Atlantic magazine, “The case against high school sports.”

Search for it, it’s a valuable read.

We are regularly told that sports are good for young people. It teaches things like resilience, sportsmanship; it toughens kids to the realities of the world beyond high school. Or so the argument goes anyway.

Prep sports are huge, bigger than I was aware until I started covering it as a reporter. The sheer logistical organization required by schools is alone an impressive feat.

One of the first things I noticed as I tr...



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