THIS is sports(wo)manship

At a girls high school JV softball game in Indianapolis this spring , the Marshall Community HS team showed up with no idea how to play. They’re an inner city school (that was a middle school only until recently), the girls had never played, and the coach had never seen the game. Unsurprisingly, their opponents, Roncalli HS, were destroying them, until…

“That’s when Roncalli did something crazy. It offered to forfeit.

Yes, a team that hadn’t lost a game in 2½ years, a team that was going to win in a landslide purposely offered to declare defeat. Why? Because Roncalli wanted to spend the two hours teaching the Marshall girls how to get better, not how to get humiliated.”

Go read the story. It’s amazing.


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