HIGHS AND LOWS: Some of the best, worst of the week

Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week:


TRACK AND FIELD — There were some very talented track and field students this year. First and foremost, we congratulate Dunkirk’s Emilee Hanlon for winning the state title in high jump for Division II. The high school junior cleared 5 feet 6 inches last weekend during the state championships. But she wasn’t the only one with success at states. Silver Creek senior Emma Seiders placed second in the 400-meter dash. Fredonia’s Lydia Lanski came in third place in Division II 100 meter hurdles. Others with success included Cassadaga Valley’s Amber Morrison who placed fifth in shot put and ninth in discus throw. Dunkirk’s 3,200 meter relay team comprised of Christopher Michalski, Anthony Ruiz, Mike DeLand and Nelson Estrada-Cruz placed fifth. Congratulations to all.

NORTH COLLINS ON THE DIAMOND — North Collins was the only area school to send a baseball/softball team to states this year. And they sent two. Both the varsity softball and the baseball teams went to the final four. The softball team lost in in the state semis, while the baseball team lost a heartbreaker in the state championship final game. The Eagles were winning 4-2 over the Fort Ann Cardinals at the bottom of the seventh, only to lose the game 5-4. Still, we applaud both teams for their hard work and making it to states.

FLYING THE FLAG — Wednesday, June 14, was Flag Day. All around the area, residents flew their flags. There were a number of ceremonies at Legions and schools alike. We thank those that remind us the importance of the flag for what it symbolizes. In our political disagreements, may we never take for granted what the flag means to this country.


DRIVING FAST NEAR A CRASH — The following came from an individual who was at a motor vehicle accident Thursday on County Road 380: “Two fire police were directing traffic while our county sheriff deputies were conducting their traffic accident investigation. I witnessed several people who drove through the scene at a higher rate of speed then they should of been driving. Because you are waved through does not give you permission to become Mario Andretti! Rule of thumb drive slow, someone might accidentally step in to your path. Follow fire police directions on slowing down. Proceed with extreme caution.” We agree.