Multiple Teams · A Message of Hope from Sierra’s AD

Good morning Stallion Nation.

The past couple of weeks have been quite interesting on many levels and is a unique time in our country’s history. Never before have we seen anything like this pandemic and it is now impacting the lives of everyone around the world. It reminds me of a quote from Thomas Jefferson:

“When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil; while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments.”

It takes all of us to eradicate this threat to our community, our nation, and our world.

I understand that the uncertainty surrounding spring sports is on the mind of all our athletes and coaches. The decision that CHSAA made to suspend the spring season until April 18th was out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of everyone involved in the competitive activity. The hardest hit is our senior athletes that might miss out on their senior season of spring competition which is something they have worked towards for four years and it might be stripped out from underneath them. This is my message to them.

We all have a place in the world and sometimes the sacrifice for the common good will overcome the sacrifice we experience on an individual level. Family and community are all that matter at the end of the day and it is our civic duty to protect both. We get so much out of these factions in our life and it is imperative that future generations to follow will benefit from both as well. Sometimes we have to lay down the sword of competition and take a step back to see the bigger picture. The lives we live in our small bubble in the southeast side of Colorado Springs is nothing compared to the lives that people live in other parts of our country, or around the world. We need to be warriors for the ones that can’t fight for themselves.

We wait for direction from our President, our Governor, and the commissioner of CHSAA to see what comes next. The message is simple, have hope. Have hope that we can band as a community, eradicate this virus, and return to normal while salvaging some of our spring season.

Keep your heads up and Go Stallions!

Robert Bentley

Athletic Director

Sierra High School