In-school basketball and wrestling games not cancelled


Eagle Staff

One of the most popular traditions during the school year is to have sporting events held at the end of a school day so that the entire student body can attend the first half.

For the past three years, there have been several winter sports teams which get the privilege of displaying their athletic prowess in front of all their peers.

Last year, wrestling and basketball both had competitions at the end of the day.

It is a blast to be at because rarely are there all 700 of us at a basketball game or anyone other than the wrestlers themselves at a duel.

The noise is always intense and cheers get into the heads of the opposing team. The goal of an in-school game is to get awareness for sports, make it fun and give them a home advantage of which they should be proud.

Today, students will fill Granger Stadium to watch the varsity soccer game against Northland Christian.

Rumors have been circulating that the basketball and wrestling in-school games will not happen, leaving many students bitter.

Principal Rev. Patrick Fulton, C.S.B., indicated to us that in-school games will be scheduled for both sports.

We think that in-school games are great for the student body as a whole. It gives us a break to cheer on and support our classmates in a way that could ever be replicated outside of the school day.

In years past candidates for Student Council President have promised us more in-school games for more sports, such as lacrosse, rugby and baseball.\

All three of these sports may achieve a lot of success on state and national levels but go to an extent unnoticed by the student body because no one goes to their games.

Hopefully in years to come we can get more attention to the sports that are neglected unless they win a state championship in recent years.

In-school games are a tradition that is unique and special to our school and shows our support for our athletes, and we are glad to see that continues this year.