This past week the IHSAA suspended two basketball teams for the remainder of the year because of poor conduct and unacceptable behavior during a game. Players, coaches and officials all share responsibility in preventing this brawl.
Any student-athlete participating in high school sports knows that teams and individuals are successful because of their skills, not intimidation. There is no place in high school sports for cheap shots and trash talking, let alone fans and players rushing the court.
As an athlete, it's your responsibility to keep your composure at all times, regardless of the situation. Never let your emotions and actions outweigh the significance of sportsmanship and fair play!