Phoenix school forfeits game over female player [POLL]

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Phoenix school forfeits game over female player [POLL]

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Updated Thursday, May 10 at 10:18 AM

Poll:
Do you agree with Our Lady of Sorrows' decision to forfeit a championship rather than face a team with a female player?

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix school has forfeited a championship baseball game rather than face a team with a female player.

Our Lady of Sorrows has bowed out of Thursday night's game against Mesa Preparatory Academy in the Arizona Charter Athletic Association championship.  The event was scheduled to be played at Phoenix College.

Paige Sultzbach, 15, who plays second baseman at Mesa Prep, sat out of two previous games against the Catholic school out of respect for their beliefs.

Our Lady of Sorrows is run by the U.S. branch of the Society of Saint Pius X. The group represents conservative, traditional priests who broke from the Catholic Church in the 1980s.
 
Calls to Our Lady of Sorrow officials were not returned.

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