Sharing Gold

In the high jump event at the 2021 Olympics, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi both cleared 2.37 meters but failed to reach 2.39 meters on all three tries. The official approached the athletes to discuss the jump off. At that point Barshim asked if it is possible to share gold. The referee’s response, “It is possible…” With …

New York Mets Players Boo Fans

In the past several weeks, members of the New York Mets have been providing a “thumbs down” sign and booing fans after they get a hit and reach first base. This is being done to essentially show the fans what it feels like to be booed when you fail. After all, baseball is a sport where you fail to get …

The Importance of Sportsmanship

There are a number of controversial blog posts in the upcoming weeks, but I thought for week 2, we should focus on something inspiring – sportsmanship. To be honest, I don’t know this tennis player, Grigor Dimitrov. He is from Bulgaria and he is ranked #18 in the world of singles tennis. I’ve never seen him play before, but after …

Perfect Example of Sportsmanship

This is it. The state championship. Runners wait all year for this one race. Only the best are here – the best teams, the best runners – all competing for a state championship. You ran all those pre-season miles, you did all that speed work during the season and you pushed yourself thru invitationals, districts and regional meets. It’s all …

Welcome – Sports Blog 2019

This is the first week of the Student Athlete Program. This program is designed to improve the character, sportsmanship and leadership of high school athletes.  This program should be fun and engaging. It is not supposed to be “one more thing” or “something you have to do.”  Each week we will focus on a different trait.   Season 1 Season …