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The word commitment popped up over the weekend. High school athletes were asked about their commitment to their sport. It is the kind of question that comes up every year around the holidays, whether it be Christmas break or in this case spring break.

I understand the perspective of a coach who may be invested in getting their team to be all they can be. But, I also understand the families who say family comes before sports. Vacations during school breaks are sometimes the best time families have to spend time together.

As a sports writer who focuses almost singularly on high school sports, I confess I would prefer there were no sports leagues associated with schools. Obviously, that’s...

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