Atomic City Update: All sports should be treated equal by high schools

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By Phil Scherer

Here in Los Alamos, we do a great job of treating every sport equally and making sure the young men and women at the high school have a nice and memorable experience. Throughout my time in New Mexico, almost every school has been that way, and I have had a great time traveling around the state going to different events.

That’s why it was so disappointing to see that Taos High School doesn’t treat every sport the same. When I went to a girl’s basketball game there Wednesday night, it was shocking.

A couple weeks ago, I was in Taos for a boy’s basketball game, and the atmosphere was electric. The entire band was there, and they played the national anthem as well as songs throughout the game. The cheerleaders formed two full rows on one of the baselines. The Knights of Columbus presented the colors prior to the game. The PA system was so loud and enthusiastic I wouldn’t be surprised if people could hear it all the way here in Los Alamos. The game was on the radio and streamed on YouTube. It was perhaps the best atmosphere I have seen all year.

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