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Bronson athletics - a changing culture

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By Mike Capshaw

Special to the Citizen

“Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.” — John F. Kennedy


A couple of years ago a column appeared in the Chiefland Citizen about Bronson sports having a culture of losing, or something along those lines. The exact details are fuzzy, but it involved a statement made as the softball team bus returned from a game at Dixie County.

Because the team was flirting with a .500 record at the time, the columnist said, “I wonder if the softball team won?” A young man replied, “We’re Bronson. We lose at everything.”

Because it had been such a long time since Bronson had won at a high level in any sport, it appeared that a mentality of losing had set in with many of the BHS athletes.

If you think you’re a loser, then you’re going to lose. So much of athletics is about confidence. Thinking — or even better knowing — you can hit a curveball, or swish a three-pointer or make a tackle is instrumental in making those things happen. 


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