Azusa High School tennis player sues ...

Azusa High School tennis player sues school board over forfeited te...

There are 31 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Aug 11, 2010, titled Azusa High School tennis player sues school board over forfeited te.... In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

The father of a high school tennis player has sued the Azusa Unified School District, alleging school officials prevented his daughter from attending a championship match.

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Joe

Covina, CA

#1 Aug 12, 2010
Take care of your own business do not depend on the school.
Anonymous

Burbank, CA

#2 Aug 12, 2010
What can u expect from dysfunctional High School were the faculty union memeber just wants to get their undeserves paychecks. The so call school board,are run by union hacks for the union by the union, who cares about the students.
Too Smoggy

Fresno, CA

#3 Aug 12, 2010
Mr Pritchard should have been a pro active father and checked out the CIF website himself.It's better for a child to receive scholarships based on their grade point average than a sports scholarship.Her name is unknown to many and she probably will not be the next Billie Jean King anyway.I consider this one of the many frivilous lawsuits choking the California legal system.
Give us a break

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Aug 12, 2010
Ok......let's play the blame game!

As a responsible parent Mr. Pritchett, you should have checked this information out for yourself! But I guess it is easier to lay the responsibility onto someone else! So run to the legal system and blame the school for something "YOU”, as a parent should have known!

Sorry but it looks like it was YOU Mr. Pritchett who cheated your daughter out of the scholarship! You and your daughter should be blaming yourselves!

See how easy it was to check the web site?
Why run to the legal system for easy money?
Educated Angeleno

Glendale, CA

#5 Aug 12, 2010
According to the father, one must play in a CIF championship to get a scholarship? If that is the case, are only players from California allowed to play college tennis?
WesCovRes

West Covina, CA

#6 Aug 12, 2010
Why would the high school did not want take his daughter to the CIF championship? Maybe she was not good enough. You would think that the daughter would have known the correct date from other players and coaches. It really sounds like he is living his dream through his daughter.
oh come on

Irvine, CA

#7 Aug 12, 2010
Really folks....colleges have a method to look at exceptions and take corrective action if a student applicant was wronged. If she REALLY was going to receive a scholarship, the college would have made the exception in her case due to the circumstances.
javier

AOL

#8 Aug 12, 2010
it was bush's fault!!
Livinright

Riverside, CA

#9 Aug 12, 2010
The closing statement of the article states "Alyssa continues to play tennis under a new coach at Azusa High, Pritchett said. She will be a senior this fall."

If this is true she has another year of High School to compete again and qualify for her alleged/potential scholarship requirement. She has suffered no provable damage as of yet making her lawsuit frivolous.

I can imagine how disappointed Alyssa must be, but a lawsuit? C'mon. Get over it and move on. This whole thing smacks of a child running to tell Mom what so-and-so did. Only in this case Mom is the court system, and a waste of it's valuable time.
kissmybooboo

United States

#10 Aug 12, 2010
If the father was so into his daughter's tennis skill to get into collage they both would of known the date of such an important event.
It's their fault for not being well informed, and I'm sure he was on the web site before and not just after the event.
TCRez

Irvine, CA

#11 Aug 12, 2010
I agree with livingright. She has her Sr year, ala second chance to earn it.

Hey Dad, instead of spending your money on this suit, save it and put towards her college.

scholarships aren't cumulative...

Since: Jun 09

Azusa, CA

#12 Aug 12, 2010
If my daughter was going to play in a CIF match believe me I would know when, where, who, what, and why she was playing. Come on stop blaming the school for you not having your *%#& together. Set the example of being prepared not making excuses for your screw ups. Does anybody else agree with me?????
joe grande

Winchester, CA

#13 Aug 12, 2010
the stupid father should have researched the date before the tournament took place. as he clearly stated, it was easy to find and there in bold
El Tigre Chino

United States

#14 Aug 12, 2010
The school gave the man the wrong date. He thought he can trust the school but apparently not.
El Tigre Chino

United States

#15 Aug 12, 2010
joe grande wrote:
the stupid father should have researched the date before the tournament took place. as he clearly stated, it was easy to find and there in bold
Only school have those information and they gave him the wrong info.
El Tigre Chino

United States

#16 Aug 12, 2010
music101 wrote:
If my daughter was going to play in a CIF match believe me I would know when, where, who, what, and why she was playing. Come on stop blaming the school for you not having your *%#& together. Set the example of being prepared not making excuses for your screw ups. Does anybody else agree with me?????
Sorry you would not, because if you call the school and ask, they would give you the wrong information. They were prepared to go, but like you said, wrong information.
El Tigre Chino

United States

#17 Aug 12, 2010
TCRez wrote:
I agree with livingright. She has her Sr year, ala second chance to earn it.
Hey Dad, instead of spending your money on this suit, save it and put towards her college.
scholarships aren't cumulative...
It will cost nothing if he wins the case. Actually if he wins, his daughter can go to college without her playing tennis
pancho

Pasadena, CA

#18 Aug 12, 2010
Yes Indeed a frivilous law suit the father states the the school told him the match was on a certain date (verbally i take it) well even before hand does the school not send the parent a flier of were the match were to take place in the event the parent may want to attend? so the parent knows where the teen age daughter is going to be on a paticular day? guess daddy should have stayed in school but then again they don't teach common sense please don't rely on other's to raise your children this is a learning instituion not a day care center.
Title 7

Covina, CA

#19 Aug 12, 2010
Doing jobs that American's won't do.
HHHhhhmmmm

Walnut, CA

#20 Aug 12, 2010
So I guess no high school athletes can accept Grant-in-Aids unless the went to the playoffs?
If this girl was D-I material it wouldn't matter if she missed CIF.
What a joke.

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