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Did you play on a sports team in high school?

High school sports may seem like a long time ago (whether you’re 30 or 83), but for some of you, we bet they were some of your favorite times. Are we right? Whether you played football, soccer, basketball, tennis… whatever, high school sports can be wonderful for kids.

Did you play on a sports team in high school? If so, please leave a comment and tell us what you played. Thanks!

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Candelario Medina
7 months ago

Was on the HS cross country team also track and field. What I really enjoyed was that I was responsible for the outcome. Just me and my legs. Miss these days.

charles cowles
7 months ago

I was on the golf team, also was on the golf team a two colleges and went on to be a PGA golf professional for 25 years.

Donn
7 months ago

Those were the days, my friend. Wonderful times. Also, did it in college.
Tennis, golf, baseball and basketball were my sports. I played tennis into
my mid-60s. Lately, considering Pickleball.

Kathleen Sparling
7 months ago

Only one team for girls in my day – cheerleading. 3 years on the team. We bought our own uniforms and parents transported us to away games. Not allowed on bus.

Joe
7 months ago

Baseball, basketball and football. Graduated with a 3.6 average. I have no idea how I did it but did not have time for much else.

cee
7 months ago

They didn’t offer “girls” sports in my school except for calisthenics in PE. I tried to take mechanical drafting… they said, “you’re a girl, go take home ec”. I tried to take shop… they said, “you’re a girl, go take home ec”.

Lori
7 months ago

Field hockey, left wing … Australia in the early 7o’s 🙂

Pat Daubenmier
7 months ago

In my time-frame and location there were no teams for girls.

Philip D Space
7 months ago

Expect to see an “equal time” poll for those who did the ARTS in HS: Choir, Chorus, Show Choir, Concert Choir, Madrigals, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Dance (all it’s many forms), Theatre (straight shows & musicals).

And don’t forget Debate, Speech (several forms) Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Computer, Science Olympiad, and many more. (See Texas UIL for all the things HS students can compete in!)

Sadly, HS culture idolizes “the athlete”, but, really now, other than “entertainment” (and lots of lost bets and high blood pressure) and sports medicine have the sports, done to advance human progress? You’d be surprised at how many scientists are also artists.

Joni Weed
7 months ago

When I was in high school there were no sports teams for girls, just for boys. I was a scorekeeper and a drill team member. Laws have since been enacted so that girls, too, have a chance at sports. These had their start in the 60’s when women were discriminated against in many ways. Sadly, it seems we are back to that again.

Dave Green
7 months ago

Too slow, too short

Gene Bjerke
7 months ago

I did not play on a school team, but I did take up fencing as a serious sport.

Richard
7 months ago

Only Track/wrestling. Found by high school I was too small and too slow to play football, which I LOVED! Kept getting hurt. Too short for basketball. We didn’t have baseball.

tom
7 months ago

If only high schools emphasized an actual education over sports. Waste of money and time.
Everyone knows high school jocks who cannot read, write and do math. But they graduate.

BillyBogey
7 months ago

Yep; played Football, Basketball, Hockey & Track. Somehow Scholastics made it too!!
Do not know how last made it; but made it thru. Which made my Mom happy!!
Which made my Dad Happy!!
PS: Did get a Few “Stern” words from him every March of every year!! Say “STYLED”
now though.

Maggie S.
7 months ago

I went to a very small high school in a small town in North Dakota in the late ’60’s and was on the girls track team and softball team. Both teams were good enough to participate in the state championships. (Not that I contributed a heck of a lot to that level of competition.) Great fun though and really good coaches.

James
7 months ago

Baseball ⚾️ and Track 👣

Bill Walker
7 months ago

Baseball, Basketball and Track

Sharon
7 months ago

I qualify my answer of “ yes, I played team sports”— if you accept playing in GAA ( girls athletic association). Girls’ teams were not booked for public competition, did not have budgets to allow travel to other schools, and did not get to play using “boys” rules—basketball “girls” style was ridiculous. We won’t discuss the jumpers we had to wear.

John Eibeck
7 months ago

Yes, football for 3 years.

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