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Sports(wo)manship Triumphant

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I found this Sportswomanship Story at First Draft this evening. I concur with Athenae -- it bears repeating.


Associated Press Photograph By Blake Wolf, AP

Western Oregon's Sara Tucholsky is helped around the bases by members of the Central Washington softball team after injuring her knee when doubling back to tag first base.

After being assured there was no rule against it, Central Washington first baseman Mallory Holtman and shortstop Liz Wallace carried Western Washington's injured Sara Tucholsky around the bases, completing her homer and adding a run to a 4-2 loss that eliminated the Wildcats from postseason.

There is something very special about the young women involved in this incident -- and I can't say

enough good things about them.

This is what makes me a fan of women's sports.
There are so few true hotdogs (a la UTenn's Candace Parker) in womens' NC2A competition, and so many real winners -- regardless of the score at the end of the ball game, whatever kind of game it might be -- that I can't help but admire them.

They're young.
They're idealistic.
They're not afraid of tears, or doing the right thing, or even (gasp) being seen doing the right thing.

Congratulations to the ladies of the Central Washington and Western Washington university softball teams.

Y'all showed real class today.

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Submitted by Sima on

on our local news webpage. It brought tears to my eyes. Damn, those young girls have the right stuff and understand the true meaning of sports(wo)manship.

Submitted by lambert on

... loves this story but Sarah got it first....

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by Xenophon on

I saw this game live at the bar and balled. This is what it's about.