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CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

North Attleboro coach deserves big kudos

Track coach shows who is real winner

Thank you, Derek Herber, for reminding us you don’t have to win to be a winner, for reaffirming our faith in the idea that sports can be about more than the final score or first place.

Herber and the North Attleboro boys’ track and field team he coaches are champions, even if the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association record book will say differently now. It will say North Attleboro finished third after Herber self-reported a scoring error that cost his athletes a state title but made them paragons of athletic probity.

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