The 2012-13 high school sports year officially ended last night as Crestview High School hosted Navarre and Escambia in a football jamboree. This time of year, filling a sports section is more difficult.
The 2012-13 high school sports year officially ended last night as Crestview High School hosted Navarre and Escambia in a football jamboree.
This time of year, filling a sports section is more difficult.
Yes, I'll have coverage of Friday's action at Crestview in Wednesday's paper, but after that my story list gets mighty sparse for a few weeks.
I'll be OK once the various youth camps and off-season football workouts start the second week of next month. It's the two or three weeks between now and then that have me concerned.
So I'm asking for help in locating stories.
If your son or daughter played high school sports locally and is home for a few weeks, I'd love to catch up with them and do a story similar to the one in today's paper on Baker School's Morgan Jones.
I'm also interested in any sports camps your team or organization sponsors.
Let me know if your youth or travel league team wins a state tournament or qualifies for a national tournament.
I try to stay away from regular-season youth league sports, as it's impossible for me to be attend even a small percentage of the games. But I'll be happy to run any submitted youth-related content, as space allows.
I can only cover what I know about ó and even then, I can only do as much as my time, and the space in the paper, allows. That's not to say I don't recognize there is always something that can be done better.
Sports go far beyond the bounds of traditional sports played at the high school or youth league levels.
Athletes of all shapes and sizes participate in everything from archery to water polo. OK, maybe we don't have water polo athletes in this area, but we might.
Ten months a year, I focus on traditional sports, but in the next two months, I can go as far as your suggestions take me.
If you have an idea for a sports story that you think would be a good local fit, contact me in the ways listed below.
I look forward to hearing your ideas.
Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletinís sports editor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.