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Has your season been disappointing? Are you frustrated with your results? Do you have a sense of despair? Do you feel that there is little hope? If so, then I want to encourage you today to run the race with perseverance and finish strong. Don’t be discouraged.
I am reminded of the Jacob Riis’ quote concerning rock sculptures…
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
“I hope that I start.”
“I hope that we win the championship.”
“I hope that I get recruited by college scouts.”
Have you ever said any of those statements? Have you ever used the word ‘hope’ in describing something about your athletic team or your athletic career? Have you ever wished that something was different but did nothing about it?
This editorial appeared in the Chronicle-Tribune on May 21, 2015
We are both grateful and concerned about the effort to plan spending for the Marion High School athletic department. Last week Athletic Director Jamy Bechler came to the school board and said he has been working in the past year to clean up the spending of funds that fall outside of the overall school budget.
(editor’s note: This article was written by the Chronicle-Tribune’s Jillian Fellows on May 14, 2015. Photo is of Bechler addressing the crowd at the Marion turf field dedication ceremony in August)
When Jamy Bechler was appointed director of the Marion High School athletic department last spring, he took command of sports teams with a storied and successful past as well as a mountain of debt from more than a decade of unchecked spending.