Like nearly every thing else, the previous yr has definitely turned the sports activities world the other way up.
From youth leagues to the professionals, schedules have modified, seasons have been misplaced and thru all of it, we have seen athletes of all ages persevere. It is with that in thoughts I would additionally like to make use of this month’s column to offer credit score to our sports activities workers.
A yr in the past, we watched as video games had been taken off the fields and courts in Newport County. This would appear like a possibility to place sports activities on hiatus, however that was by no means the case and quite a lot of the credit score goes to reporter Steve Rogers and Digital Editor Scott Barrett. Due to them, we have not missed a beat on the sports activities pages.
Rapidly, Steve discovered methods to adapt our sports activities protection with a collection on native school athletes who had returned house and located methods to remain sharp, whereas sustaining their teachers from — in some circumstances — their childhood bedrooms.
Because it turned clear the video games wouldn’t return final spring, our sports activities protection did not let up and we continued to inform you the tales of individuals we often are rooting for — or perhaps towards.
Then as sports activities began to return within the fall, we had been proper there and with the success of the tales we advised within the spring, it led to a slight shift in our method to sports activities protection.
Whereas we have continued to supply recreation protection, it is often been in a shorter kind. We wish to ensure you’ve acquired all of the scores and the most important highlights from the video games, however we additionally wished to proceed to inform you extra. We wish to dig deeper into the gamers and coaches you see on the sphere and courts, whereas additionally getting you prepared for the most important video games.
For example, I am going to level to the previous two weeks or so.
Throughout this time, we talked with former Portsmouth Excessive Faculty soccer gamers about what it was like to go up towards Kwity Paye, who was chosen within the first spherical of the NFL draft.
We highlighted three Tiverton Excessive Faculty college students who decided to play football for the primary time, whereas additionally bringing you the tales of Rogers Excessive Faculty’s Sophie Breitenbach and Portsmouth’s Megan Lehane, who’ve been killing it on the volleyball courtroom this season.
And, actually, this record scratches the floor.
For those who do not at all times flip over to or click on on the sports activities part, this is an excellent alternative, as a result of you are going to get rather more than scores and recreation recaps. You may additionally get to know the following technology of Newport County residents.
All of this provides as much as what I see as essentially the most complete protection of sports activities you may discover in Newport County and one thing I hope you are having fun with.
Will Richmond is the editor of The Newport Every day Information and newportri.com. His “From the Editor” column seems on the primary Monday of every month. You possibly can attain him at [email protected]