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March 27, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Local soccer players given ultimatum

Not long ago, we ran our boys soccer preview story. It was based around how players for Crossfire Premier had to choose between select and high-school soccer.

Some kids decided to drop playing for their schools; others stayed.

This year was the first that Crossfire gave its players the us-or-them ultimatum. It’s a tough spot to put kids, for sure, and some struggled with the choice.

Crossfire, clearly, is a superior organization for training athletes to play at the highest level. The training is something high school soccer can’t come near. But was it fair to make kids choose one over the other?

One quote that particularly stood out to me was from North Kitsap junior Zach Sampson.

“High-school soccer is a big joke, I think,” Sampson said.

What are your thoughts or this issue and the boys soccer soccer in general. Any other teams and/or players we should keep an eye on?

Morning stars

1. Bret DeRooy, Woodville baseball — The junior left-hander struck out 19 batters in a seven-inning game! It was a great game too, the Falcons won in the bottom of the seventh on a bases-loaded walk.

2. Catelyn Ward, Chief Sealth softball — Ward threw a six-inning no-hitter and had 11 strikeouts to give Sealth its first league win of the season.

3. Andrea Woogerd, Ingraham softball — Woogerd pitched a complete game on the mound and helped her cause at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two home-runs and seven RBI.

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