In the grand scheme of things, the fact that Hillsboro High School athletes from all five of its spring sports will be compete at the state level this month isn’t the absolute peak of accomplishment for a high school. High achievement in academics, music, drama and various other enriching activities is gratifying too and worthy of affirmation.
For better or worse, athletics draws the attention and involvement of a large segment of the public. With that comes additional pressure to perform because there will be plenty of public exposure when you don’t. We salute or spring-sports athletes and their coaches. You’ve done well. Continue the pursuit of excellence in every area of a well-rounded life. —DR