I enjoyed your article about Spokane and its three great athletes. If you want another good story, how about doing some research on Long Beach ( Calif.) Poly High. Poly may have produced more NFL players than any other high school in the country. Two recent standouts are Chicago's Mark Carrier and New England's Leonard Russell.
How about South River, N.J.? The town was home to Hall of Fame lineman and linebacker Alex Wojciechowicz, former Cowboy receiver Drew Pearson, former Redskin quarterback and current TV commentator Joe Theismann and present Eagle star Kenny Jackson. This small town has given football some of its greatest players.
Flint, Mich., is a small city to be reckoned with when it comes to pro athletes. Flint's football products include Carl Banks, Mark Ingram, Eugene Marve, Andre Rison, Brent Williams and Lonnie Young. Basketball: Jell" Grayer, Glen Rice and Trent Tucker. Baseball: Jim Abbott.
ARNOLD W. SCOTT
Thank you for acknowledging Spokane's brilliant athletes, Mark Rypien, Ryne Sandberg and John Stockton (City of Stars, July 27). The article mentioned a poster featuring these Spokane athletes in which Stockton declined to appear. In all fairness to Stockton, it should be pointed out that he was gracious enough to pose for the Spokane Hoopfest 3-on-3 basketball tournament poster the year following the Rypien-Sandberg poster. We found Stockton to be very pleasant and enthusiastic about this community event, which attracts nearly 1,700 teams. Here is that poster.
RICK A. STELTENPOHL
Spokane Hoopfest Association