Well, summer break’s over, school’s back in session, and the fall sports season is cranking up.
And given the chaos and uncertainly COVID caused last fall, I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for a more stable school and sports environment this time around.
But that depends of the decisions of local, state, and federal officials – and, of course, what this dang virus ends up doing. With the Delta variant on the rise, it’s looking a little iffy at the moment.
In any case, whenever local sports events do occur, there’s a good chance you’ll see me or one of my media colleagues out there walking the sidelines or up in the stands or hanging out in the press box, all to get a little coverage of our young athletes in the paper.
But with five special school districts in Carroll County and new sports programs being added on what seems like a yearly basis, my job as sports editor gets a little harder and more hectic every year.
And, with that said, I will take this opportunity to give a shout out to Russell Bush and Jim Steele. I’d hate to have to do what I do without their help and weekly contributions – so thanks guys, I really appreciate you.
But we could still use some more help.
Specifically, I’m looking for some help with Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School football.
For the past several years, Buddy Smothers has provided us with stories on the Tigers, but he won’t be doing that this year.
So if you’re a Central fan, student, or staff member, and you’re interested in trying your hand at a little sports writing or photography (or both), feel free to contact me.
But keep in mind, it will probably be on a voluntary basis with little or no financial compensation.
We would also welcome voluntary contributions regarding some of the new sports (such as volleyball) at other schools.
I must point out, however, that declining ad sales have resulted a smaller paper than we used to have, so space will be limited. But even just a single photo with a caption underneath it serves to give these athletes some recognition.
So if any of this sounds like something you’d like to do in your spare time, then give me a call at (731) 418-4093 or email me at [email protected] and we’ll talk about it.