It creeps up every few months. Some male writer or broadcaster at a respected sports outlet babbles on about how women's sports are inferior to men's sports.
Give it a rest, please.
I'm as nostalgic as anyone and happy to hold on to sports traditions. I'm against the designated hitter, time clocks in baseball, football players showboating after making a routine play and more. But rants about women sports -- these folks are simply grasping onto an outdated idea of male dominance.
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Carly Wickenheiser is quick on the soccer field, a midfielder deftly dribbling around defenders and nimbly snatching the ball from opponents charging toward the goal.
She's also quick in answering a question about her Catholic faith.
"It makes me realize there's a bigger thing I'm playing for," said the St. Joseph's Academy standout who will play in the fall for Texas Tech University. "I'm not just playing for myself, I'm playing for God first and my team second. As I began to fully realize that more throughout my career, I became more successful."
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The CBC baseball team gave outgoing principal Brother David Poos a lovely parting gift June 6 at T.R. Hughes Ballpark.
The Missouri Class 5 title.
Brother David proudly carried the championship trophy from the field, through the stands and to the deck beyond the left-field corner where the Cadets, parents and supporters celebrated after CBC dispatched Staley High School of suburban Kansas City 17-5 for the state title.
"It's wonderful; pretty exciting," said Brother David, who might have contributed to the unexpected title-game onslaught with his prayers before the state games.