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Sportsmanship Remains Important, Even in the Tough Times

By Phil Scherer, Lamonitor, 03/11/19, 12:00PM CDT


How can we expect high school athletes to conduct themselves with class and grace if the coaches tasked with training them can’t uphold the same standards?

When you are competing in anything, there is nothing more important than sportsmanship. Whether you win or lose, you have to be able to look your opponent in the eye and tell them, “Good game.”

Everyone has the ability to be graceful, and appreciative of the opportunity to compete. It helps me determine who has strong character, because nothing reveals a person’s true colors like how they act after a competition.  The people who will get ahead in life are the graceful winners, and especially the graceful losers, who are able to set aside whatever hurt they may be feeling to congratulate an opponent.