We reported that the Blaine girls’ soccer team won the city middle school Soccer Championship after defeating Whitman Middle school 2-1. This was the first time a Blaine team has won a city championship in any girl’s sport.
On Friday, the team, along with coach Randy Self, celebrated the victory at an assembly where they unveiled the Championship banner which will be proudly displayed in the school’s gym.
In keeping with a promise made to the team, Mr. Self, who is the 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Blaine, allowed the girls to cut off the long ponytail he has maintained for over 20 years. This was done in front of the entire school as player after player took turns clipping off a lock until it was completely gone.
Obviously not safe enough. Congrats to Self and the soccer team!
Thanks to Steven Smalley for these photos and story!