High School sports coverage

Despite what some readers believe, we do not take sides while covering local rivalry games

Three years ago, I created a sports website (along with ancillary social media) to provide coverage of local athletics after the local daily newspaper decided to stop writing game reports for most local sports events – a decision that still boggles the mind.

Prep sports coverage is one of the best ways to connect to a local audience, even more so against the backdrop of partisan political views and an unfair disdain for journalistic coverage. Anybody who studies the topic knows communities that do not have a strong newspaper presence incur far more problems (and higher costs) from their local governments.

Sports coverage, of course, does not have the same biting impact, but it can bring residents together and enable a news organization to connect more deeply with the community.

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