Chicago School Boycott of Arizona Hits Girls’ Basketball Team

…and Sarahcuda is none too pleased.

Reveling in its first conference championship in 26 years, the Highland Park High School girls varsity basketball team has been selling cookies for months to raise funds for a tournament in Arizona. But those hoop dreams were dashed when players learned they couldn’t go because of that state’s new crackdown on illegal immigrants.

But tossing a high school team into the heated debate has left parents and players baffled and angry.

“Why are we mixing politics and a basketball tournament?” said Michael Evans, whose daughter Lauren is a junior on the team. “It’s outrageous that they’re doing this under the guise of safety.”

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