A look into the sporting events, extracurricular, club and intramural activities of the River Valley School District and the Spring Green area of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley.
Update on sports coverage
You may have noticed that there has been no River Valley Blackhawks sports coverage recently, same for community and club sports.
Our student athletes are great. Our community athletes are great. Our coaches are great. Our parents and community supporters are great, so what gives?
While we appreciate the engagement, stats, pictures and write ups we get from coaches (and we urge them to continue) — covering the multitude of sports that happen, as a bi-weekly, is…hard.
That’s not to say we’re not up for the task. We’re proud to have put together great sports stories, opinion pieces and coverage in prior seasons. However, it’s never been on the scale and consistency we’d like. With our limited manpower and resources, we truly believe that if we’re going to do it, then we want to do it right. We want to find the best balance of print and interactive online sports coverage (both scholastic and community/club/intramural) that the community deserves.
To do that, we most likely will need a sports editor to coordinate and compile what is involved. So we wanted to send out some feelers to see if there is a savvy, passionate community member or members that live and breathe area sports that want to be empowered to take this on and make it their own. Our coaches truly are great and often send stats or full write-ups, so you will not have to write a story for every event or every sport.
We understand it’s a marathon, not a sprint, but we wanted to make sure our readers knew where we were and what we’re thinking too.
Stay tuned and let us know if you’re interested.
PREVIOUS UPDATE – ON HOLD
Editor’s Note: We’re starting with soft launches in certain areas and making sure we have a presence at some events to take pictures and cover them — our goal is to cover every school sport shortly. Please bear with us as we get our feet underneath us. Coaches/Activities Advisors – please send us contributed photos and information regarding events and updates for your sports and extracurriculars, we’re happy to run them!