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TOPIC: Cheers by three
OUR VIEW: We believe in sports and Brooklyn
College athletics has returned this school year to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
Students at the college now are able to pursue some of their sports like soccer and basketball at the school.
Last week, the men’s basketball team — playing for the first time in 31 years — captured its first home win in 31 years with a 74-48 dismantling of the Campbellsville University junior varsity team at T.K. Stone Middle School.
ECTC’s last home win before beating Campbellsville was a victory in February of 1981 over Lindsey Wilson College. The Barons lost the first three home games of the season.
It’s good to see the Barons get a home win, but even better to have athletics back on campus.
Here’s hoping this year is the start of bigger and better athletic pursuits at the school.
WKU GETS BOWL, NEW COACH. It has been quite a month for the Western Kentucky football program.
First, WKU is headed to their first bowl game ever after receiving a bid to the Little Caesars Bowl in Detroit. Then they lose head coach Willie Taggart to South Florida and now embattled but highly successful coach Bobby Petrino has been hired.
The bowl game is a big deal for a WKU program that has recovered from some tough times on the field and a tough decision last year when it was the lone Division I program to be bowl eligible and uninvited.
WKU is 7-5 this season.
Luring Petrino to Bowling Green is landing a proven winner with baggage, given his exit from Arkansas after he wrecked on a motorcycle in August with a school athletic department employee with whom he was having an extramarital relationship.
The 51-year-old Petrino has a 75-26 overall record as a head coach and previously coached at the University of Louisville.
No doubt Petrino has a history of turning programs around. At WKU, he has an already stable team and could take the Hilltoppers to even greater heights.
BELIEVING IN BROOKLYN. The first of a handful of scheduled fundraisers for a local child battling cancer was an overwhelming success last week at Gatti’s Pizza.
Knowing our community, we are not surprised in the least as crowds packed the Elizabethtown restaurant.
Brooklyn Disselkamp, 14 months old, is at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, where she has been diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma – a pediatric cancer that creates tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.
The family has started a Brooklyn Believers Facebook page as well to keep friends up with the child’s progress.
Don’t be surprised if you start seeing T-shirts with the words Brooklyn’s Believers on them or wrist bands around the county. She and her family have been embraced by our community.
This editorial represents a consensus of The News-Enterprise's editorial board.