A Word from Wayne

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It’s a great day to be a Dillo!!! Our athletic teams are doing very well in spring sports. Basketball, golf, powerlifting and tennis teams have all performed with integrity and character. We should all be proud of their dedication and performance. With playoffs comes passion and there is still more baseball, softball and track to come.

A couple of weeks ago we had a situation during one of our boys’ home basketball games where some visiting fans got a little out of hand with their comments. The referees asked us to calm the situation or invite them to leave the gym. In San Saba, we say that sportsmanship is expected and that means all of us. Some people have asked what it takes to get thrown out of an event, so I thought I would publish a “How To” article. We will call this a Fan’s Guide on “How To” get thrown out of a ball game.

Which sport being played is insignificant and the rules apply to most events involving parents watching their students. I’ve seen parents kicked out of a spelling bee. In most events, there should only be three participants: the players, the coaches and the referees. The rest of us are just spectators. Here are some of the steps to becoming an active radio listener of a game and not enjoying the in-person experience.


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