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GSPI comes up short

Dear Editor,

I was disappointed to read the staff report on the weekend soccer tournament held at CMC. The question “Is the glass half full or half empty?” comes to mind.

Rather than suggesting that “local teams fall short,” I wish that the anonymous staff reporter would have shown some pride in the performance of our local teams. How about: “Strong Showing from Local Teams”?



This weekend at the CMC Soccer Tournament, our local teams acquitted themselves admirably. On one of the hottest days of the year, in the face of competition from some of the best teams in the state, both the mens’ and co-ed team reached the championship finals.

In the co-ed competition, after two wins and a tie, the Glenwood team came up against a team from Boulder that included a former MLS player who single-handedly scored all three of their goals.



Equally impressive was Glenwood local John Inglehart, who twice dribbled straight through the Boulder defense to slot the ball past the diving keeper. Despite a determined spell of pressure and several close shaves, the local team was unable to find the equalizer.

I was surprised to hear several of the local players predict such reporting. I was saddened to realise how accurate their comments were.

Come on, Post Independent, show some pride in our area!

Julian Hardaker

Carbondale


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