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January 23, 2008 - Seth Staskey
As most of you probably know by now, the Wildcats' boys basketball team has forfeited all of its boys basketball wins up until this point due to the use of an ineligible player. The team had won 10 games and was sitting third in the OVAC standings, but the OHSAA ruled the player didn't have the proper documentation and was ineligible to be playing for the Wildcats.
Now that I've set the scene, it's a truly unfortunate event for Edison. I understand the rule, but whoever had the audacity to send this letter to the OHSAA, the OVAC, the membership of the Buckeye 8 and others on the Wildcats' schedule must have really had it in for Edison.
Keep in mind this school has struggled for years in boys basketball and they have a nice team. I've seen them play twice already this season and they truly aren't bad. However, someone must have really had it in for them and that's unfortunate. Because the people getting punished aren't school administrators, it's the coaches and the kids who've invested a lot of time into this.
It's unfortunate that it had to come down like this, but I guess rules are rules. Read more about the situation in Thursday's Times Leader.
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