1.25.2009

Random High School Sports Excerpt

I'm not sure I've ever seen high school crowd harassment acknowledged in a story before. But I could be wrong. (Collin White is from Bridgeport.)

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a simple mind game. The students are just trying to distract him, it was in no shape or form, harassment. Just as if they were to yell "miss it" as we shoot a free throw. Ha obviously it worked...

epic said...

When my kids were in high school (The youngest graduated in 2004) the refs at basketball games were cracking down on crowd "harassment". I saw more than one fan asked to leave the gym after being warned.

So, have refs become more tolerant of "harassment," or was the word "harassed" hyperbole by the sports reporter?

Anonymous said...

"HARRASSED?" geeeeeeeeeeeeze....is that what has been going on in gymnasiums for years and years and years and years and years.... ..... .......

Anonymous said...

i loved it watching it. and whenever collin scored, he looked over at the decatur srudent section and waved while playing in the game.

it was basketball gold..... great job collin! we'll get'm in three weeks, and lets hope they harrass us some more.

Anonymous said...

I never remember noticing the crowd noise when I played. It all seemed outside of what I was doing; bunch of white noise mostly.

Anonymous said...

Usually it's the visiting team that gets harassed by the crowd. It's funny that it was the DHS student section harassing the home team in the BHS gym. Maybe that's why it made the paper....sort of an unusual occurance to get harassed in your own gym.

Anonymous said...

Decatur students do a good job cheering their team.Far better than Bridgeport.No comparison.That's why they were louder in the BHS gym

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Decatur kids, Boys and Girls were razzed too... its what students do at games.

The only headline you should have put up for the girls game was... Sissies 47 Lady Eagles 40 Refs -45.

It was a perfect example of why I have no clue what is a foul and is not a foul.

(but even I knew that Decatur #44 fouled out... not Decatur #34. Just the last incredible error on top of a ton of them all night.)

Neither team was really advantaged by the incredibly poor and inconsistent officiating. It was just really embarrassing for the crew.

(And when did they start using 3?)

Anonymous said...

If you want to see harassment in a gym, go watch a 2A high school basketball game in Oklahoma.

Roger said...

Another DHS black eye this weekend. The Soccer team was a NO-SHOW for their game at the Birdville ISD Soccer tournament on Saturday. They left their opponent, Richland HS, waiting the required 30 minutes before a forfeit was called. DHS never even called to cancel!!. Sounds like an NCAA move...(NO CLASS AT ALL)

Anonymous said...

Just sounds like a bit of editorializing on the part of the sports writer trying to write a news story.

Anonymous said...

8:00
Perhaps (total guess here) it had something to do with the funeral of the DHS student on Saturday. Sometimes calls get made and messages left, but the message never reaches the intended ears.

Again, just a guess-but after the tragic events of the week, I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt...

Anonymous said...

Poor student behavior (aka poor sportmanship) has filtered down from the college ranks to our high schools.

If you sat near by and heard the profanity,vulgarity you would wonder where we are headed.

And it isn't just DHS. It's everywhere. Makes one wonder where the administrators are.

Anonymous said...

Administrators??? how about where have their parents been the last 14-18 years ?????

Anonymous said...

Wow...I was at that game. I was actually enjoying seeing the DHS students bonded together & supporting their team. Chelsea Lunt was right there with them.

Ummm Collin is a great athlete that is why they were yelling at him to miss it. Just like the cheerleaders on both sides do when freethrows & such are made.
Most of the bridgeport ppl there seemed to come with the little ones for the younger youth basketball presentation at both halftimes.

It is just the way sports writers write. I think he was making the point that DHS considers Collin to be a threat & last I checked that was a compliment and it actually got Collin fired up from what I could tell so....

All the high school kids who are truely harassed, bullied or flat ignored on a daily basis probably think you all should give it a rest. It diminishes their plight.
I am just sayin...

Lets all get along & not think of reasons to start fights & disagreements with each other. Just like Chelsea we dont know when it is out last game or last day...it was hers...Its a game!

Morgan said...

Roger,
Decatur students and coaches were at the funeral of a beloved student that was killed on Wednesday. I think Decatur had its priorities in the right place on Saturday, and playing while the community was paying their respects to Chelsea Lunt would had been in poor taste.

Morgan said...

Mr. Mike Honcho - they have been using three refs more often in the last two years, but it is mandatory in most 5A districts now. The sad part: it has not improved the quality of officiating one bit. In this case, six eyes are not better than four.

Anonymous said...

Roger is obviously a typical "chip on his shoulder" Bridgeportian--taking every possible chance to slam Decatur--regardless of the actual facts. What a dunce. Oh, and by the way, I believe the official WERE contacted, as 11:04 correctly guessed.