Sailors will play on
September 12, 2001
Steamboat Springs — Wednesday’s golf tournament at the Cotton Ranch in Gypsum was canceled in the aftermath of terrorist attacks.
But Steamboat Springs athletics director Bruce Crowhurst said other high school sporting events this week will go on as scheduled.
The Sailors volleyball, soccer and tennis teams will all be in action this weekend at various locations around the state. The Sailors football and cross country teams will be at home.
“We got together as a staff Wednesday morning and discussed a plan of action,” Crowhurst said. “We decided we really needed to stay strong and get back on track as soon as possible.”
Crowhurst said there will be a moment of silence prior to Steamboat’s home football game against Highland to recognize Americans who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon as well as for the passengers and staff on the four doomed airliners.
Crowhurst said Steamboat Springs High School might do the same prior to the start of the cross country meet at Howelsen Hill on Saturday.
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Staff and teachers will continue to talk with students about the terrorist attacks as they strive to resume to a normal routine at the high school, Crowhurst said.
He said the terrorist acts on Tuesday were a hard thing for adults to understand and cope with and he is sure students are also looking for answers.
But instead of canceling games, the school has decided to push forward and offer ears and support in the wake of the national tragedy.