Letter: Deserving better

Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2001

I eagerly waited for an article on the great success of the JSC Quicksilver U14/15 girls soccer team at USA Cup in Minnesota. I was disappointed to find the article on the back page of the sports section above the Bridge column.

There was no indication from the front page of the Empire or the front page of the sports section that the article was present. Instead there were three articles on boys baseball. I have nothing against baseball, however, three articles was a bit much. These young female athletes competed with international teams and out of 57 U14 girls teams from around the U.S. and Canada, placed second. I think that deserves a front section in the sports page and the British Open can take a back seat.

Our youth deserve our support and congratulations in a front page way. The Empire Sports section needs to pay equal attention to our Juneau female athletes.

Justine Muench


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