A s the fall sports season winds down we salute the high school athletes who have invested so much of their time and energy in a quest to be the best individual and team possible. Athletics are thought by some to be overstressed, but there are better few arenas for teenage students to develop themselves physically and psychologically to achieve clearly defined goals with objectively measured accomplishments in full view of an expectant public.

Our congratulations to the relatively few student-athletes who actually realized their dreams, the many more who achieved a personal goal this fall, and all who persevered in the face of adversity. These are the building blocks of life. ?DR

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