I am glad that high school athletics are back in session. Nothing is more fulfilling to me than covering the individual and team performances of all five of our high schools.
Although it may generally be said that certain sports receive more coverage than others, my challenge throughout the year is to make sure that every sport receives some coverage in at least one of the three editions of our paper.
Today's edition of the Stanly News and Press has coverage of no less than 10 individual matches or games played from last weekend through last night, including some amazing West Stanly soccer pictures by Mike McCarn.
The facts of the game and the spirit in which the games are contested are both crucial in producing a sports section that is both fair and honest without being cruel or demeaning. I can promise you that our coverage of sports in Stanly County will continually be looking for ways to improve both the quanity and quality of what we do. For me, my gentle readers mean everything, including my new found gentle online readers.