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Letter to the Editor
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, 8:53 p.m.

Mean sportswriters

This is in response to the game summary of the Springdale-Leechburg girls basketball game last Wednesday, which stated both teams' overall records for the year to date.

With Leechburg struggling this year at 0-12, was it really necessary to point out the team has a losing streak of 18 extending back to last year? Isn't that adding insult to injury?

Leechburg barely had the numbers to field a junior varsity and a varsity girls team to start the season. Because of injuries, the district had to cancel all remaining junior varsity games. On Wednesday, the varsity consisted of only seven players — three sophomores and four freshmen.

Kudos to head coach Teresa Edinger and assistant coach Tina Burtick for not giving up on the girls. The Leechburg girls are winners because they don't quit and keep on trying.

Maybe your sportswriters should report on the positive instead of the negative. There is often a story behind the story. There are more important things than the final score and often more than meets the eye.

Remember, these are young girls who are trying to win.

Kathleen M. Hadel


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