As an Ignacio Bobcat fan and mother of two Ignacio athletes, I was dismayed to read the letter from Ann Wright of Nucla
(Herald, Feb. 23).
She spoke of a tri-racial community. We live in a tri-ethnic community. We have shared cultures here. Our children go
to school with other children of other races and cultures, and this is one of the things in which we take pride in
Ignacio. Many other schools have shown intimidation because of this. We are all just people here trying our best to be
As a coach, she should understand a team that was so close to breaking records, had the opportunity to do so and took
it. I didn't feel Nucla was that weak" of a team as Wright declared, however, I do not know Nucla's record.
Ignacio's record shows they have beaten several opponents by significant numbers. How do you think records are made?
Ignacio does have a strong team this year. We are in the same league as Nucla. Ignacio already had beaten their team
previously 128-45. Now with a score of 144-35, there wasn't much difference except several records were broken by
A good sportsman from a losing team would be happy for their opponents' accomplishments. It takes strong teams to break
records. As for Nucla fans with their great sportsmanship because they cheered their boys on," Ignacio fans only did
the same and cheered their boys on. We were as proud of our athletes every time they made a point as Nucla fans were of
theirs for making their points.
These fans have followed their team all season. I guess Wright's idea of being a good sport is when Nucla parents stand
out in a parking lot after losing a game and call one of the Ignacio parents a Twinkie" because he was cheering for
his team. She should try not to cut down a whole community when expressing her disgruntlement.
Tiffany Percell, Ignacio