The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 26, 2014

No excuse for 'reward'


For The Daily Item

— I found the listing of the Heartland Conference Division I wrestling team to be blatantly biased. Dwayne Pepper of Shikellamy placed fifth in the state in Class AAA. He soundly defeated the Selinsgrove wrestler when the two met in the district tournament. His reward from the coaches’ was to be placed on the second team and the Selinsgrove wrestler on the first team.

In the listing of second team members, he was listed at a different weight class so another Jersey Shore wrestler could make the team at his weight class. The coaches know the type of schedule Shikellamy wrestlers face during the season so there is no excuse for this type of voting.

David Renn,

Northumberland