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Posted on Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 10:09 a.m.

Rise & Fall: Ypsilanti Township Fire Department and Huron football coach who resigned

By Cole Bertsos

One is a pair that went above the everyday call of duty to help a family. The other is a role model who made a questionable judgement call.

Here are our picks for Sunday's winner and loser from the news.

Rise: Ypsilanti Township Fire Department

In this line of work, you go in to the office every day under the assumption that you could end up risking your life to save someone else. That having been said, it's not every day that you can go a step further and actually help bring a new life into the world. Two firefighters who responded to a call Wednesday night at a township apartment complex did just that and deserve a big pat on the back for helping to deliver a healthy baby boy.

Fall: Huron High School football coach Cory Gildersleeve Huron High School’s former football coach brought a lot of passion to his job. That passion didn’t serve him, his team or the Ann Arbor Public Schools well when it fueled an October on-field brawl after the Pioneer game. We think his resignation, announced Nov. 8, was the right step. However, we will point out that doing it right after the brawl or at the close of the season - not during a team banquet - may have offered the community a stronger message about sportsmanship and the role of coaches to self-monitor their own performance.


Nick Danger

Mon, Nov 19, 2012 : 2:02 p.m.

Are you kidding, Paul Test would never think of doing the right thing.


Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 10:26 p.m.

Are we to assume that feels that Coach Test should resign as well?

Albert Howard

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 3:26 p.m.

AAPS needs to reinstate police presence and our school system should waive participation sports/equipment fees for low income families.


Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 10:22 p.m.

The AAPS does have scholarships for low income students. It is thru the AAPS community foundation and info can be obtained from the athletic offices of the various schools.


Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 10:20 p.m.