By Gary Ridderbusch
Our lives have officially changed.
Last Wednesday evening was the Northland Pines girls soccer team’s end-of-season banquet and I soon realized attending the dinner was my last official duty as a high school sports parent.
For the past seven years, my wife, Sue, and I have been on the sports trail, watching and supporting our two children during their high school athletic careers. Both our children were three-sport athletes at Northland Pines. Our son, Taylor, played soccer, basketball and baseball, while our daughter, Carly, competed in volleyball, basketball and soccer. It was Carly’s soccer banquet that brought it all to an end.
The combination of their high school careers spanned seven years,