Man oh man, for a couple of local teams the CIF championship has turned into a national debate on sportsmanship. The short version is that a pole vaulter from South Pas had just “won” the Rio Hondo championship at the meet they hosted. Not so fast says coach Knowles from Monrovia, your gal was wearing jewelry which is against the rules and she should be disqualified. The refs agreed and voila Monrovia won the Rio Hondo championship. Full story here.
The offending jewelry? A hand knotted twine “friendship bracelet”.
Controversy ensued, South Pas has its collective panties in a knot, even swearing in the comments (recall South Pas is a “no cuss zone”). Even national media has come out on this one. (I fall into the camp its just kids sports and it shouldn’t have been a disqualification but even that upset some).
What say you on the topic?