Riverside senior tennis player Morgan Sopinski made a tough decision last fall, opting not to play for the Lady Vikes in order to take a job.
“I took the year off from tennis to work and start saving money and putting it away for college,” Sopinski said.
In her season away from the tennis court, she not only got richer financially, but she also discovered how much she loved playing the sport. She learned that tennis was something more than an athletic outlet.
It has been a while since Old Forge football coach Mike Schuback had to prepare his Blue Devils for a game following a loss. Not since the middle of the 2013 season has Schuback had to dust off that speech, but the veteran coach knows what he has to tell the team this week.
“You start with the truth, and the truth of the matter is, you’ve played four very good opponents, and you’re going to play your fifth very good opponent,” Schuback said. “The football season is a marathon, not a sprint, and to come out of the gate at 3-1 for the first four games is … we thought we might be in this situation.”