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October 7, 2021

It's that time of year where it's a good reminder to remember our actions have an impact on those around us, especially that younger generation. It's easy to get caught up in the moment and forget that people are watching.

Often, these examples come at sporting events. If you want to see passion, check out spectators, parents, players and even coaches at high school sporting events. The Noxon community witnessed this last Friday as they welcomed West Yellowstone for their homecoming football game. After a West Yellowstone player was injured, a flag was thrown, but the referees found nothing wrong with the play. However, the West Yellowstone coach didn't agree and decided to forfeit the game before the first quarter was even over. The display the coach put on was embarrassing for their town and community.

As the postseason play nears for our fall athletes and competition heats up, remember the lessons of sportsmanship we all learned in school and that we now need to display for our athletes. There will be winners and there will be losers, and hopefully we can all be positive and thankful our athletes are getting to have a season.

— Annie Wooden


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