High school rivalries

To the Editor:

Over the past six months, there have been a few articles written about the changes in the Fox Valley Conference due to Johnsburg moving to the Big Northern Conference. The Fox Valley will be short one school, making things difficult for scheduling sporting events, etc.

Anyone who saw Marian Central play Crystal Lake South, McHenry, and Woodstock North this past fall in football saw some great high school rivalries in action. More recently, the Woodstock North and Marian Central girls basketball teams played for the regional championship, and the overtime game was terrific. Having Marian Central become part of the FVC is a logical decision that would benefit students, parents and fans of McHenry County sports.

The rumor mill says that District 200 administrators are the roadblock to Marian Central joining the FVC. If that is true, it is quite sad. What are they afraid of?

Marian typically has solid football and volleyball teams, but so do many of the schools in the conference. Educators frequently state how what they do is “for the children.” Well, here is a decision they could endorse that would benefit the children and parents of McHenry County.

Jamie Diamond

Woodstock

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