School board officials may be ending four Green River sports programs as budget cuts. We asked a poll question about that, and over a week later now have results.

The Sweetwater County district proposed eliminating High School indoor track and field, spring tennis, golf teams and cheerleading for the wrestling team. (Did cheerleaders, themselves, really want to be at every wrestling event anyway?)

This would save $200,000. That being a lot of money, maybe it’s only the start of a trend. No one is saying things could ever get so dire – of all the endangered sports in Wyoming – that officials would ever cut football. Or would they?

If you look at those four Green River programs, however, are those sports that many of us will really miss?  (Real golfers will hate to see their game go away, and this is sad for those gifted in track & field events, but) we have already begged a poll question:  What sport should be cut first – that you won’t really miss? 

In the results from a number of choices, it seems a majority of us do not want our dollars spent on teaching students how to play darts.*

Archery 3.69%   

Bowling 9.22%   

Curling 15.67%   

*Darts 22.12%   

Fencing 10.6%   

Field Hockey/Lacrosse 4.61%   

Frisbee Golf/Golf 7.37%   

Polo 7.83%   

Swimming/Diving 0.46%   

Volleyball 0%   

Weightlifting 7.37%   

Wrestling 1.84%   

Other: 9.22%   

Among the “others,” Soccer got a few votes, Even Football got one or two, but otherwise there were just comments like, “Besides volleyball, they can all go. That's a huge list of who cares.”

Thanks to all who participated.