Letter: Cheers for the female athletes, too

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Editor of the Reformer,

I was glad to see the coverage of the Brattleboro Union High School Nordic ski team's championship home meet, and the boys' superb victory as Southern Vermont League champions ("Colonel boys ski to league title," Feb. 18). But I don't see why it was relevant that the varsity football team was in attendance. Rather than quote the football players' cheers, why not interview the BUHS girls' captain, or quote another skier on the Brattleboro girls' team, which finished third in the league on Monday? This kind of biased reporting shows our community — and our kids — which athletes matter most in Brattleboro. In 2020, it's time for gender parity on the Reformer sports page.

Diana Whitney

Brattleboro, Feb. 18

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