I have been going to the Hill Country News website, just hoping that MAYBE at some point Rouse will get a little bit of coverage. But still, nothing. The last article that was written about the Raiders was back when our Cross Country team ran at the State Meet. If my memory is correct, I would say that that happened before Thanksgiving. That's been awhile.
There is a picture on our page of our Boys Basketball team playing Vandergrift. There isn't an article, just the picture with a caption.
No articles about the Raider Girls or Boys Basketball, no articles about the realignment, no article about how our 1st YEAR VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER team is tied for 1st place in district, no articles over the Boys Soccer team, or pre-season baseball, softball, or track. NOTHING, notta
But go to Vandergrift and their page is full- but really, even they don't have as many articles as they should have, I don't think. I mean, both Vandergrift and Rouse,
Where I grew up, High School sports is the thing to write about. They have a 5-8 page section strictly for sports and there are articles written everyday, not just on Thursday's. AND 90% of the sports section is High School sports. They write about EVERY event. During EACH season for EACH sport a typical sports newspaper week looks like this (I am using football season for example, but they did it for EVERY sport)
Monday: all NFL
Tuesday: NFL write-ups and What was happening the upcoming week in our town(sports wise)
Wednesday: MVP's and players of the week- for each sport that competed the week prior AND they even have small articles about the Middle School games.
Thursday: what our opponent's were going to be like. Their records and featured players.
Friday: Write up with interviews from the Town COaches, and players as well as what the opponent's coaches have to say about the game that was playing that night
Saturday: Front Page write up covering the Friday nights game and all college stuff AND they also had about a paragraph write up of about 15 of the area school's teams.
Sunday: all college and NFL reports
Everyday they had the district standings and also the schedules of each game, all of this and Wichita Falls has 3 4A schools and they also wrote about 4 of the close surrounging schools in the area.(Burburnet, City View, Windthorst and Holiday. This is weekly, not just for football, but for all sports.
I am not suggesting that they Hill COuntry turn into W.Falls Times Record News, but they could at least put forth a little more effort in covering all the High Schools equally- especially the ones that are playing at a Varsity level. AND, I would like to point out that I am advocating for Vandergrift as well as Rouse, not one over the other. I think we both deserve it. And honestly, I think we should get a little more sports coverage for all the schools. If its a paper that only comes out on Thursday's, then there is no reason to not have more coverage on every school.
Maybe then I would actually subscribe to it.
Just my opinion... whose with me?
2012 VARSITY Football Schedule (1-0)
Striving to be 1-0 after we play Cedar Ridge on Friday
August 31-- Hendrickson (WIN 50-23)
September 7 @Cedar Ridge
September 14 @ Hays
September 21-- Del Valle
September 28-- Dripping Springs
October 5 @ Leander
October 12-- Marble Falls
October 19 @ Cedar Park
November 2-- Vandegrift
November 9 @ Vista Ridge
Currently 1-0 on the Season