Friday, September 19, 2008
Every so often talent merges with desire and you, the observer, are given the opportunity to see the explosion of interest unfold before your eyes. At Cascade and Cashmere, rival schools separated by twelve miles of pear and apple orchards, two eighth graders are simultaneously fanning the flame of their ambition. Sometime, perhaps as soon as next year, people in places like Forks, Washington or Goldendale will usher their names beside the word combinations devastating speed, or incredible stamina. Even state champion. As a fan of sports, I am forward looking with anticipation as how this rivalry develops. As a part-time coach, I look to help this grow into a positive motivator. These two need each other to scratch the surface of their latent talent.