The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 11, 2013

Seeing both sides of issue


Of course, in Superintendent Knapp's opinion letter he does not address the girls playing on boys teams issue. Not sure if this is even going to be looked at by PIAA and to be honest, I do not think they should. I feel that if a team sport "traditionally" created for one specific gender with one set of rules for that sport that are not altered because of gender, both boys and girls should be given the opportunity to play. Not sure this is being factored in by the PIAA but will make my opinion known.

I would just hope that the PIAA considers the fact that some boys currently playing, such as my son, have worked hard at the skills of this sport for years and if the PIAA bans boys playing, my son would lose his senior year playing a sport that he truly loves. I hope that if this decision is made, it would be "grandfathered" so as to allow those who have dedicated themselves to the sport and currently playing, could finish out their high school careers playing a sport they love.

Jonathan Weaver,


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