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Season’s cancellation brings questions about future

October 6, 2013

When I was captain of the Westfield Wolverines varsity football team in the fall of 2005, Friday was my favorite day of the week....

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Flipper

Oct-16-13 9:29 AM

As a parent of one of the players on the Varsity team, they kept the JV program, they allowed kids from the varsity squad to play on the jv team,(that were eligible) and most of the kids and a varsity coach is still playing and involved, hhmmm so you tell me how the Westfield School Board can say it was the kids decision to cancel the year.........

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commentor

Oct-06-13 11:23 AM

It certainly seems as though Westfield has something to hide. As for bad equipment I would think parents would check their child's equipment to make sure it was up to date and safe. Perhaps parents should be responsible for the cost of helmets or other equipment. Parents want sports or they are in an up roar and schools don't have the guts to say they can't afford the proper equipment so parents pay or no sports. Plenty of blame to go around.

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Steiner

Oct-06-13 8:35 AM

Hey andre, you made a fatal mistake in your article ! you posted facts ! Facts are illegal, one must say and show that they care and hold candles.the feminization of society as the nearby article on coal wil attest . Imagine cheerleaders getting hurt. Those cute gals. I loved the first Bring it on movie . Bring it on gals.I never did catch the cause of death of the local player. Will someone enlighten me ? Rush is right, football is in the sights of the do gooders. they must stop the violence. They never realize that if normal outlets for a guy are diminished, it will erupt into more violence somewhere else.even gal commentators on TV said the lack of male role models in society is very bad for boys. But thats what the activist gals want. A femimine society, to save it from who knows what. Violence and choice only for abortions , those gals and the democratic partyy !

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baseball

Oct-06-13 8:34 AM

Good article, some schools actually have a Doctor on the sidelines, Fredonia is one that I know of that does! There are 2 articles in upstate football weekly on this sad incident, both state that after game films were reviewed that there was no helmet to helmet hit in the Portville game, one of the articles also state that a review of the prior weeks Randolph game does show a helmet to helmet hit! You have to wonder then if there was a prior concussion. Coaches, fellow players and parents need to be very observant for signs of a concussion, because the person injured may not report anything because he does not want to come off the field! Something to think about.

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monty1946

Oct-06-13 8:24 AM

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BillWestfieldNY

Oct-06-13 7:43 AM

Since when does Bob North have the authority to tell STUDENTS not to talk!

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BillWestfieldNY

Oct-06-13 7:40 AM

Great letter, makes a lot of good points. Basically states the Board of Education didn't support the football team.

This is why you can't trust the Board of Education.

This is the same Board that wants a merger. Do you trust them.

Way to go Board member Backus, with your safety issue. More to that statement then we know. You just helped out those lawyers who filed a lawsuit against the schools.

Backus what a genius.

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