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Another young athlete in our state had another sobering incident this week. This one, a 16-year-old basketball player in central Oregon who was masked up and unable to breathe. Savannah Lay collapsed at her high school tryout, according to her mother. An assistant coach administered CPR. Once responsive, paramedics moved her to a stretcher and rushed her to the hospital. At the hospital they ...

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Years ago I read a story about a high school runner competing in the state championship meet in Ohio. She was on her way to the finish line in the 3200-meter race when she saw something ahead of her on the track. It was a rival runner, cramping and struggling to stand. The approaching runner refused to run past her competitor. Instead, she stopped, slung the kid’s arm over her shoulder and ...