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Civility seems to be lost in high school sports

As you may have heard, charges will be dropped against the two officials arrested Friday night at the Mandeville – St. Paul’s game. This is a good call by new Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz.

Now, let’s address another issue: the growing lack of civility at high school football games.

Our staff attends hundreds of high school games each school year. The growing animosity between fans at each other, at coaches, and at game officials is at an all time high.

This stuff is only fueled by Facebook, Twitter, and internet message boards. Sportsmanship and common decency seem to be lost in all the name calling.

For administrators who demand a level of decorum from their student body and fans, I applaud you. We need more of that, and less of the discontent that seems so prevalent in high school sports.