Rare act of sportsmanship
Old 02-19-2009, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, we had the negative story in high school basketball with that brawl. Now we have a better story. A positive one.

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The coach never considered any other option.

It didn't matter that his DeKalb, Ill., High School basketball team had ridden a bus two and a half hours to get to Milwaukee, then waited another hour past game time to play. Didn't matter that the game was close, or that this was a chance to beat a big city team.

Something else was on Dave Rohlman's mind when he asked for a volunteer to shoot two free throws awarded his team on a technical foul in the second quarter. His senior captain raised his hand, ready to go to the line as he had many times before.

Only this time it was different.

"You realize you're going to miss them, don't you?" Rohlman said.

Darius McNeal nodded his head. He understood what had to be done.
Rivals High - Amid the grieving, a rare act of sportsmanship
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I read the story. It was a good deed the DeKalb school did. Sorry for the kid.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great story...
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That was nice, really warmed my heart. Good find Bel'.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ahh good old dekalb...my ex was from chicago and i dated her for 5 years...i spent yearsss at NIU in dekalb as that is where she went to uni..great lil uni town in the middle of nowhere.

great story though!
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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im so full of emotions ... great read, thanks for the article belsius.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Something out of a movie great find Bel
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Excellent story, about time we had some good news stories, seems like the only ones making the news most of the time is when something negative or bad happens.
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