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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Girls' sports are slowly going away


December 12, 2019

I remember the excitement when the Flomaton High School girls' softball team won the state championship; I celebrated with the T.R. Miller High School girls with their state basketball titles; the girls' track team at Jay claimed many state titles and the Royal girls' softball team made it to the finals.

I watched for many years as my daughter played softball and could see the smiles on all the girls' faces.

I grew up in an era where girls didn't have that opportunity. Even though Congress passed Title IX in 1972 and I graduated high school in 1976, the only sports girls were allowed to par...

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