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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:43 am 
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I am sad that the Snowflake XC team was dumpped. I love the sport and now I'm not gonna be able to compete my Senior yr. Its hard to let it go. I could always do football but idk. Gonna miss Billy from Tuba too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:56 am 
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...raise the money to keep it then.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:58 pm 
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Even if I tried. All the money would some how end up with football. That is the sport with dominance there after all.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:37 pm 
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The demise of the cross country was a defeat for the community of Snowflake. Round Valley's team suffered the same fate. As a result, their track team went from being state champions to the bottom of the rankings (no disrespect for their coaches, who work very hard). Round Valley's track program was almost cut last year. Snowflake's track team will suffer the same consequences after having won multiple state titles - last one when Cody Wells, a distance superstar, racked up most of the team's points. It will be very sad to watch the track team deteriorate considering that they have always been a track powerhouse. No track program also means slower football, baseball, soccer, and volleyball players. Hopefully you get the idea - all sports are affected. It's becoming too common.

I did my best to help Coach Flake keep their program going. A local organization stated they wanted to help with funding, but never followed through for them. In addition, their administration was not supporting the idea of the team doing their own fund raising and resuming an AIA sanctioned sport. Think they wanted to be able to tell the public they saved money by cutting a sport. And you know cross country spends tons of money on....um....equipment...nope, that's not it.....wait....I got this one....food.....team only had about 10 athletes.....sooooo....gas?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:51 pm 
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Yep! That's a tough decision to understand.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:36 am 
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It's sad to see. High school athletics build character, regardless of the sport. Hopefully the school/community finds a way to resurrect the program.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:26 am 
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More school XC programs are gonna keep dropping at this rate. Our teams can keep going with very little money, but what we need to stand up to our school administrations, and get them to allow our teams to continue. Get those canceled teams to protest or something.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:43 am 
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A protest would be a complete waste of time. That's just knowing the hard headedness of people and when it comes to economics.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:45 am 
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JP, we'll look forward to at least seeing you in the spring for track. This new alignment has Cross Country all messed up.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:50 pm 
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The issue doesn't have to do with the alignment for cross country. We are using the same "new" alignment for the second year. The issue is Snowflake's board/AD choosing not to fund their cross country program since it is probably the least popular sport and would cause the least conflict. They took the easy route out and cut a sport that costs very little to maintain. Had nothing to due with funding. Was just a political move.


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