This is a question on what is important to us.

When a team or individual wins a regional New England or national event, the press usually covers the story, gives some acknowledgment of the accomplishment being a good thing, that overcoming challenges speaks to the human condition and makes us for the most part grateful in a tiny way that we have these folks sewn into the daily fabric of our great state of Maine.

My question is: Why have we not seen any coverage of Jon Deupree, the young University of Southern Maine student athlete who won the NCAA Northeast regional wrestling championship in the 184-pound weight class held this past weekend and is headed to the national championships?

There must be some good reason to ignore such accomplishments. There has to be some good reason to keep those who enjoy reading of such milestones in the dark. Please enlighten me.

John W. Cole



Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.