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Published: Monday, Sept. 27 2010 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Duchesne Dan-O
Duchesne, UT

EagleParent - sounds as if some these threads have struck a nerve. One point you made has struck one within me. Maybe it's because I am jealous of their success, but I am not particulary fond of Skyline. But you bring up a goal of a GPA that is higher than the state's standards. Guess what, most programs have similar "goals." Is it a standard used by Skyline or merely a goal?

Not that I would ever cheer for either team, but I'm going to the Skyline Cyprus game to cheer loud and proud for the Pirates (I have a feeling most of Utah will be cheering for them too).

Kanab, UT

"Sad embarrassing situation but like I said before Skyline is taking way to much heat for this, probably just because of the OLY incident earlier in the season."

Just how much is too much heat when a visiting player is attacked at your school? Are you suggesting that there are extenuating circumstances that would allow for a visitor, whether a spectator or player, to be attacked?

Regardless of what the player was doing, looking for the locker room, looking for a bathroom or looking for a hotdog, or when it happened, before, during or after halftime, this kind of incident cannot be allowed or trivialized.

Call it what it is. A black mark for HS sports that occurred at Skyline. You want to exonerate yourself? Find the perps and take steps to make sure it doesn't happen again. Not just at Skyline but at all high schools.

West Jordan, UT

Apparently Coach Dupaix needs to emphasize some of these rules to his players. From personal experience, I can say the "don't trash talk" rule isn't being observed by ALL of his players.
Please note that I'm not saying the majority of his players, much less all of them, misbehave.
But everyone who dons a school's uniform becomes a representative of that school. If they want their school to be looked on in a good light, they need to behave in a manner that will reflect well upon their school.
This sort of incident could have happened at any school. That it happened at Skyline makes the school look bad even though the vast majority of Skyline supporters would never do such a thing.
I hope that the Cottonwood player makes a full and speedy recovery and that we see no other incidents like this.

Salt Lake City, UT

Though by no means do I know the entire story, I would like to make a few comments:

1. The actions of four people, who were very likely not even from the school should not hurt a school's reputation this badly. Please don't makes such obvious generalizations. Even if they were from Skyline, they were four out of how many? And anyway, they were on the visitors' side and (I heard) do not match skyline students from the description given by Lo himself.

2. The egg thing is, if not a downright lie, quite exaggerated, I believe. I have not heard about it from anywhere else.

3. Security cameras only make everyone but maybe a few feel much less safe, exchanging a lot of personal freedom and privacy for a little bit of security. And they're expensive. It's debatable, I guess, but I personally don't feel that it is worth it at all.

4. No matter what you do, things like this will happen...and they could happen anywhere. This doesn't mean that Skyline shouldn't do something about this, but it does mean that they shouldn't be blamed nearly as much.

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