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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

High school football preview hot off the press

This fall, my husband told me, I should come with him to some of the high school football games. I think I will. And when I do, I will be prepared: Thursday’s print edition of The Saratogian (Aug. 30, 2012) includes a 72-page high school football preview section with stories, photos, rosters and stats for area teams.
A section like this is a mammoth undertaking for a small paper – or even two papers. It is the joint effort of The Saratogian and The Record, our sister paper based in Troy, where most of the heavy lifting was done. The roster of staffers includes pretty much our entire combined sports and photo departments — all while racing and the daily Pink Sheet are still in full swing.
Kevin Moran, the sports editor for both papers, led the project, along with Laura Amato, Tim Martin and Joe Rocha as writers, editors, paginators and proofers, plus writers Michael Cignoli, Stan Hudy, Andrew Santillo and Ed Weaver. Photographers Erica Miller, Ed Burke, J.S. Carras and Chief Photographer Mike McMahon traveled to scrimmages and assorted practices for current photos. And as I write this, Online Editor Emily Donohue is putting elements on The Saratogian website. You will find a drop down under Sports on our website devoted to high school football. The entire section will be available in PDF form.
It doesn’t take an investigative reporter to figure out this blog post is a brag about this outstanding effort. Hope you pick up a copy of the section in Thursday’s Saratogian (or The Record, if you’re in Troy turf) — and read, print and pass along the online content.
See you Friday!


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