We in the media ask a lot of questions. I mean it’s kind of our job, right?
Well sometimes the people at which we’re directing said queries are not allowed to answer them. When such a quandary arises, you’ll usually see a flood of things like, “No comment,” and the like.
Sometimes, though, you get a real gem when an authoritative figure says everything you need to hear, without saying anything at all. Such was the case when the Missoulian contacted Stevensville boys’ basketball coach Joey Wark on Tuesday night looking for confirmation of the rumors that star athlete Jesse Sims had transferred schools.
Here’s what he had to say:
“The rule that we have at the school is that we are able to talk and comment on the players that we have on our team; so I’d gladly talk to you about our great senior leaders like Jared Schultz and Zach Gavlak.”
– Joey Wark, Stevensville coach
Wow. What fantastic legal speak to pretty much answer the question without answering it at all. The Missoulian did confirm Tuesday that Sims indeed had switched schools to Corvallis High School and will be sitting out the varsity basketball season after playing the first five games with defending State A champion Stevensville.
We should see Sims back on the football field this coming fall, where he’s really done his damage. The junior has already drawn scholarship offers from six schools for the gridiron game.