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June 14, 2014

TUCKER: Give a cheer for yogurt

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Tonawanda News — Does anyone even for a moment think closing St. Francis School is a good idea? The trio at the top and their advisors dropped the ball and can’t bend over to pick it up.

Speak of picking up the ball, congratulations to the soccer team at St. Francis, coached by Sheila Neumeister, which won the diocesan soccer tournament last weekend in a two-day, three-match event at Park School. St. Francis was unbeaten for the last two seasons, having triumphed over the above mentioned Catholic schools (two with two teams each) as well as schools in Williamsville and Amherst. What a great bunch of players. Although I’m not very knowledgeable about soccer, it didn’t take a genius to see how the team played together as friends and comrades. Nice going, team and Mrs. Neumeister, whose daughter, Emily, by the way, is valedictorian of this year’s senior class at Cardinal O’Hara High School.

Contact Community News Editor Barbara Tucker at barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com or 693-1000 ext. 4110.

Contact Community News Editor Barbara Tucker at barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com or 693-1000 ext. 4110.

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