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.
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.