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By LuAnn Schindler

Leisy taught everyone how to win the day


Courtesy photo - Clearwater Public Schools / Studio B Photography

When ESPN commentator Stuart Scott accepted the Jimmy V ESPY award in 2014, Scott said, about his fight with cancer, "I'm still here, I'm fighting. I'm not losing."

Scott Leisy, physical education instructor at Clearwater Public Schools and co-coach for the Summerland Bobcat girls' basketball team, said similar words to the Advocate-Messenger in July 2019, in an article which appeared in the July 25th inaugural issue.

Leisy's fight with colorectal cancer lasted a little more than two years. The 34-year-old died early Monday morning, at the family's ranch, north of Atkinson.

He entered hospi...

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