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Kids, work can wait; take part in spring sports

Mar 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Last call.

With the winter sports season (and winter, too, we hope) wrapping up, spring yields the last opportunity to participate in the school sports year.

Capture it. Embrace it.

For you Riverton High School seniors, this is your last chance to play high school sports. Ever. You'll never get this opportunity again.

Your job and your future can wait a few short weeks. Like it or not, you'll likely be working the rest of your life. That is forever. This is now.

Our promise is this: You'll remember a lot about the practices, the games, friendships, and the wins and losses from this spring sports season for the rest of your life. Chances are you won't remember much about what you would be doing at work two weeks from Thursday.

At RHS, soccer for both boys and girls and track both begin practices Monday. If you competed last year, why not give it a go again?

Club volleyball is kicking into high gear.

If you haven't participated in recent years, so what? Go and try. You have nothing to lose.

At Riverton Middle School, track for both boys and girls and boys swimming begin one week later on March 17.

Participating in school sports generates so many healthy, lifelong rewards. Parents, sit down with your kids for a moment this week. Encourage them and their friends to participate. The school climate of sports is the safest there is, and, in Riverton, we're lucky. Our school sports are led by positive, encouraging mentors.

If you're not sure of the expectations of school sports, or how to get your kids involved, give the school a call and you'll immediately get the information you need.

And kids, high-five your teammate after you score a goal or stop an attacker. Feel great after you run or throw a personal best. The emotions of excitement and nervousness, the thrill of competition, and the lessons to be learned from winning and losing are waiting for you -- not at work, but on the sports field. Starting now.

See you at practice Monday.

Have a great sports week. Go Big Red!

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