Children in Maine grow up together and play sports in their respective schools through their growing years, many with the thought of “someday” winning a state championship.
Well, the Maine Principals' Association (which should change its name to World Principals' Association) has other ideas. Sad that local kids, when they reach high school level, now have to also compete with kids from all over the world.
I have no problem with private schools recruiting kids for their sports programs. What I do have a problem with is that they are in the same tourney that the local kids are.
There are now enough private schools for them to hold their own tourney and let the best recruiting team win.
That would leave the local kids to play for a Maine championship against other local kids from Maine. I don’t think that is too much to ask.
The schools in Class D should really be up in arms about a team called A.R. Gould out of Portland. They play (at least, they did last year) all home games and yet have the same chance for the Gold Ball that teams that play twice as many games and half on the road.
Fair? I think not.
Sad that the WPA ... oops, MPA, cannot understand that. Real sad.
Jon Holmes, Dixfield