While wearing my (green) Sox hat as The Outlook sports editor, I recently received an anonymous letter (gotta love those letters you can't respond to) from, I presume, a fan of a local high school soccer team in our coverage area.
An Outlook reader who was concerned that I had not gotten to a recent playoff game of this particular team.
I will refrain from mentioning the particular school or team this fan was referring to, however I do feel the need to point out that because of both my sports editor and co-editor duties, along with everything else involved in producing a new paper essentially from scratch, I admittedly had a more difficult time this fall in attempting to cover the nine high schools in our coverage area, including Green Mountain, Bellows Falls, Springfield, Black River, Leland & Gray, Burr & Burton Academy, Fall Mountain and Vermont Academy.
And remember, each school has multiple teams to cover, without even mentioning middle or grade schools, adult leagues or other town recreational related sports and activities.
It is indeed a daunting task and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the teams that I did miss during this fall season.
However, as things smooth out more and more, I am looking forward to finding more time to cover games as the winter season and basketball season approaches.
I would also like to take the opportunity to let all our Green Mountain Outlook readers know that I always welcome submissions from the public.
Therefore, if you are out there at a local sporting event or recreational activity and can take down the who-what-where-when-and-why and submit it to us, I would be more than happy to put a story together for the paper.
You can also submit a digital photo with your information and if the image is publication-quality (it does not have to be of extreme professional quality, just not too blury) I would also be happy to run it along with the story write-up.
As we have said from the beginning, we consider The Outlook to be the "people's paper," therefore we want to run as many local sports activities in our paper that space and time will allow.
Space is sometimes tight and having enough time to get everywhere for events is always an issue, however with your help, we will continue to do our best to get as much packed into each issue as possible.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know it is only the first month of the NBA season folks, but the Boston Celtics look to be in mid-season form already, only losing one game to this point (6-1 overall) and beating their opponents by an average of nearly 20 points per contest.
The Celtics bench play, led by Rasheed Wallace, Marquis Daniels and Eddie House, looks like it could beat half the league's starting units!
Just stay healthy boys.