Last week wasn’t what one could call a good week for Coast Union sports versus archrival Mission Prep. To the contrary, all four Bronco teams went down to the Royals with a thud, including boy’s soccer (0-3), girl’s soccer (0-6), boy’s basketball (34-63) and girl’s basketball (23-79).
However, the girls’ varsity Coach Jerry Gibson insists that his players don’t brood over defeats for long. They “…hold on to the lopsided defeat for about 30 seconds and then move on to the next suggested event in their lives.”
After all, high school is about finding a balance in activities, Gibson goes on. “Involvement in drama, band, clubs, friends, boyfriends, work — those activities give a student a feeling of social balance,” which he encourages.
And so, Gibson believes if a student puts “all her eggs in one basket” — say, the only activity she is involved in is sports—defeats can be more punishing. But his group of players “know they are doing the best they are capable of,” hence, they are “satisfied with whatever results may occur as long as they are having fun.”
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— John Fitzrandolph, special to The Cambrian