High school sports should be a fun, character-building, bonding experience for players, coaches and parents.
Too often high school sports denigrate into something far from all that and becomes mired in egos, envy and frustration.
Such seems to have happened with the Calexico High girls basketball program. The program is sinking in a quagmire of accusations, letters to the editor, angry meetings and demands for people's scalps.
And people wonder why some folks want to do away with interscholastic athletics.
We are not intimately involved with this case, but we do know some things.
We know that only a really stupid or angry coach would not use talented, well-schooled, well-behaved players. Coaches want to win and coaches want to keep their coaching jobs, so they try to put their best players on the floor, mat, field or any other venue of competition.
We know that Roberto Moreno is a fine and dedicated superintendent who has done much for the community, and while he may not have acted as promptly or in the way some parents may have wanted in this matter, we think he did what he thinks is right. We think the same of the school board in Calexico, which has been one of the best in the Valley in recent years and is filled with intelligent, community-minded people.