March 28, 2007 at 12:25pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I was pretty bummed to see almost no coverage of high school sports in this morning’s Journal Star. In particular, it’s really a shame that the LJS’s readers will never know about the Lincoln Southeast boys soccer team’s impressive comeback over North Platte last night. I was the center referee on the match so it would be improper for me to editorialize too much about the game. But surely a team coming back from a 2-0 deficit in the second half to win 5-3—there were seven second half goals!—is worth a story, and probably even a photograph.

The Journal Star can’t afford to send reporters to every event, of course, so I’m not faulting them for missing this particular game. There are days when I think the Journal Star does a good job covering high school athletics, and there are days like today when they really drop the ball. I wish more days were like the former and fewer like the latter. Perhaps they could work with journalism students in the local high schools and colleges to expand the reach of their coverage?

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Neal March 28, 2007 at 2:37pm

You should write a letter. I know you’re not the only person disappointed with their diminishing coverage of high school sports. If enough people speak up, maybe they’ll change the way they assign reporters.

And “You guys don’t cover high school sports - an important part of the community - like you used to” is sure a better criticism of the paper than “Where did my Mary Worth go?”

Dave K March 28, 2007 at 6:11pm

But hey, at least we know everything about how much Sam Keller cares about his parking spots.

Mrs CU March 29, 2007 at 8:08pm

If they’re going to cover more sports maybe they could cover BOTH male & female sports.
I heard rumors about 10 years ago that certain sports people wanted their stations to cover more female sports events and a couple were let go for suggesting it.

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