I'm writing in regards to an article by Irene Garcia, "El Camino Had Big Year, but Harbor Teams Struggled" (June 9). This was one of the worst articles that I've ever read. The topic was in poor taste: featuring positive aspects of one college and negative aspects of another. Community colleges get enough negative publicity. The problem doesn't need to be elaborated with incorrect and inconsistent details.
But let's get down to some REAL facts.
Overall, El Camino had a good year. Of its 20 athletic teams, 10 went to post-season playoffs. That equates to 50%. However, Harbor also had a good year. Harbor, comparatively speaking, only competes in seven sports. Of those seven, four teams went to post-season playoffs. That equates to 57%. Going by percentages, Harbor had the better year, which makes the article inaccurate.
The article is inconsistent for several reasons. El Camino's softball team had a "great year" because it reached the second round of the playoffs. The Harbor basketball team, however, had a bad year because it was "whipped by Santa Monica" in the second round of the playoffs. From these statements, it is hard to decipher if it's good or bad to make it to the second round of the playoffs.