Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ryan Riordan writes about Sto-Rox's decision to cut its baseball and softball programs. Click here to read his story.
"Since 1985, the Sto-Rox softball team has won one PIAA title and 10 WPIAL championships.
It won't have a chance to improve on those numbers next season.
As part of district-wide cuts that furloughed eight teaching jobs, the Sto-Rox school board announced Thursday evening the baseball and softball programs have been eliminated for the 2013-14 season. This is after the school board used almost $1.2 million in cash reserves to balance the budget for the 2013-14 school year.
"There are probably 35-40 kids who play softball or baseball and I feel for them, I really do," said Elizabeth Smith, president of the Sto-Rox school board. "But I have to be the advocate for 1,400 students, and we have 700 students who are losing their librarian. So some things have to be cut.""