Lake Country Publications Sports Director JR Radcliffe provides tidbits and details from the Lake Country prep sports scene to the Wisconsin sports world at large. His weekly column presents exclusive interviews, commentaries and observations.
In keeping with an annual tradition upheld by virtually all sports columnists, I present my Sports Things to be Thankful For, 2014 edition. My annual musings have an annual disclaimer: these aren't going to be the heartfelt, serious things most people are thankful for around the holiday season, so don't expect to see obvious things such as family, employment, food to eat, etc.
Jeramie Korth said the decision was made "years ago."
Similar to an exercise during football season, I polled area basketball coaches to get their thoughts on broad issues within the sport, and you can see a ton of responses in our 2014-15 Tip-Off section, scheduled to arrive next week (Nov. 19-20) in your Lake Country Publications just in time for hoops season to begin.
"Competitive balance" has been top of mind in the hallways of WIAA headquarters since last spring, when a "multiplier" proposal advanced by members of the Six Rivers Conference sought to address inequities in the state's prep sports landscape.