Thursday, September 20, 2007


Good quote below in this article by Paul Kogut in yesterday's Tribune-Review:

... At the beginning of the season, Claassen thought about playing football, but she opted for the girls soccer team. She is the starting goalkeeper for the Lady Vikings and made 15 saves in a 6-0 loss to Deer Lakes on Friday afternoon.

But after the first two weeks of the football season, when Valley failed on all three of its extra-point kicks and tried two-point conversions after three other touchdowns, Claassen reconsidered.

"I thought they had a kicker," said Claassen, who is the first female football player in the Alle-Kiski Valley since Apollo-Ridge's Brianna Akins in 2005. "I realized I could help the team, so I decided to give it a try." ...

You go, girl.

The photo above from the Trib Website is credited to Louis B. Ruediger of the Valley News Dispatch.

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