Amy Donaldson: Whether Olympics or 1A basketball, the struggle is just as beautiful, the lessons just as valuable

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  • mcraven Dugway, UT
    March 10, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    I first followed 1-A basketball in the newspapers when my daughter played for a small western Utah team. I enjoyed reading the articles that highlighted these athletes just as eloquently as when they wrote about the largest teams in UHSAA. Mostly the stakes aren't as high as in the larger contests, but the life rewards are, just as poignant, the thrill of competition-win or lose, just as fulfilling. I have searched out and read these articles for a long time now. In those years rarely have I read an article as touching as this one. Bravo Amy!

  • Just Me Richfield, UT
    March 10, 2014 11:20 a.m.

    Attention USHAA:

    TO all those who choose to have the basketball tournaments a "one & done" on every day, PLEASE read ALL of Ms. Donaldson's articles over the past week; all of them. It is about the journey and that journey has an array of ups & downs. You take way so much from the players when they loose & go home. It just plays into the current social mentality that "you suck" if you don't win it all. We damage the opportunities for players to extend the challenge of picking themselves off the floor and doing something special with those who have taken the journey with them.


    That may no be just winning.

    Well said, Amy, well said.