How about a KHSAA school with 30% of athletes from out-of-state?

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    How about a KHSAA school with 30% of athletes from out-of-state?

    Totally true.

    Isn't that what Prop 3 was written to stop? Or maybe not?

    From the Enquirer:

    Covington Latin is a private school that offers an accelerated program for students bright enough to skip one or even two grade levels. As for athletics, Latin is a great academic school. The Trojans' famous athletic alumni begin and end with David Justice. (My note added here: Justice did not play baseball at Latin. They did not have a team.) Problem is, many of Latin's students - up to 30 percent - come from Cincinnati.

    Thirty percent might not sound like that much. But consider the fact that Latin has 180 students - grades nine through 12, boys and girls. Consider that the Trojans offer only 12 sports. Consider they play a limited schedule. Consider that according to the KHSAA Web site, the Trojans won fewer than 10 games last year - in all their team sports combined.

    How many will they win next year with 70 percent of their student-athletes? How many teams will they have left?


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    To be honest, I think Prop 3 is foolish. If a good athlete from another state wants to come to our state and raise ticket sales at our schools, I don't mind having them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RowdyRedRam
    To be honest, I think Prop 3 is foolish. If a good athlete from another state wants to come to our state and raise ticket sales at our schools, I don't mind having them.
    Unless they go to Male Traditional.

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    Covington Latin does not get the athletes the other privates do.Their teams are more for extra activities for the students instead of the number one thing at their school.One reason they don't win to many games is their varsity teams are all 15 or 16 and below in age playing against 17 and 18 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RowdyRedRam
    To be honest, I think Prop 3 is foolish. If a good athlete from another state wants to come to our state and raise ticket sales at our schools, I don't mind having them.
    As someone who attended school in a border county, I would expect that response. Ask the people in Madison County, Boyle County, and Marion County if that is fair.

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    Why is a new high school in Pike County basically built on the WV line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eku
    Why is a new high school in Pike County basically built on the WV line?

    Come look at the county and tell us where it should have been built.

    Pike County is the biggest county in the state and has probably the worst roads. Only place to build was where its at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch
    As someone who attended school in a border county, I would expect that response. Ask the people in Madison County, Boyle County, and Marion County if that is fair.
    Life isn't fair. No matter what steps are taken in the guise of fairness, we only serve to change who has the advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RowdyRedRam
    Life isn't fair. No matter what steps are taken in the guise of fairness, we only serve to change who has the advantage.
    I call that leveling the playing field. While I have a problem with Prop 20, I had no problem with this one. Fletch makes a good point about schools in the central part of the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RowdyRedRam
    Life isn't fair. No matter what steps are taken in the guise of fairness, we only serve to change who has the advantage.
    So by your logic, we shouldn't even classify sports such as football and track because life isn't fair and we should accomodate the big schools?

    I don't think its a matter of serving to change who has the advantage, its serving to change the way some of them got it and to make sure everyone has to play by the same rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch
    So by your logic, we shouldn't even classify sports such as football and track because life isn't fair and we should accomodate the big schools?

    I don't think its a matter of serving to change who has the advantage, its serving to change the way some of them got it and to make sure everyone has to play by the same rules.
    Exactly, I'm against classes. Yes big schools have an advantage, but that is known and simply what it is. It's a farce to say you are the best in the state when you don't compete against the whole, but my even bigger complaint is that small schools don't get the oppritunity to show what they have.

    I'm also against the idea that a school has the rights to students participation. While I think it is fair for a student from a different area to pay tuition for tax reasons, I don't see any other reason a public schools should not be accessible to a student. Even if it is for sports reasons, for example a student thinks they have a better shot at recieving a scholarship by playing for a specific coach, have at it I say. Schools are to benefit the students, not the other way around.

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    For my money, Covington Latin is an extremely rare school - they understand the true role that athletics should fill in a school, AND they do not elevate it beyond what it should be.

    Before the entire populace crucifies me, let me say that I fully understand the flow of money, the opportunity to get a college education via an athletic scholarship, the tradition, etc. that are direct results of athletics in secondary education. My point is that the TRUE reason for schools is to educate kids, and athletics are (should be) secondary (and subservient) to that goal.

    Frances

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    My high school got beat, at home, by Latin in hoops when I was a sophomore. Throw out the Cincy kids!



































    No, in all seriousness, the reason they won had more to do with our school being terrible, as they have almost always been.

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    Jim Schue - maybe the kids in your high school should be required to learn a dead language - like Latin.

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    Just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frances Bavier
    Jim Schue - maybe the kids in your high school should be required to learn a dead language - like Latin.

    Frances


    Just kidding.
    I think they should just be required to learn. Gallatin County HS, where the motto is "I can't wait til I turn 16, so I can quit!" It's no wonder I was ill prepared for college.

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