Friday, June 14, 2013 12:00 AM | Written by Matthew Scheffler | |
Junior Dylan Bland, Soph Max Jordan, and Soph Hayley Wigsten competed in the pole vault at the state meet this past Saturday in Middletown, NY. Dylan Bland medalled with a 5th place finish in the State with a 13' 6" clearance. Max Jordan missed medalling by one place. He was 7th in the state with a 13' 0" clearance.
Hayley Wigsten medalled with 6th place in the girls competition with a height of 9' 0" which was a foot below her season's best. It was a great experience for all 3 athletes. We would like to thank the community and district for their support of Lansing athletics.
Thursday, July 02, 2009 08:00 PM | Written by Dan Veaner | |
Why We Need You: By the numbers we know our readers love to read about Lansing sports. During the Varsity season the Sports page is as popular as our News and Around Town pages. But with one staff reporter for all topics in our small publication the only way we can cover sports at all is if volunteer writers send in reports.
We would love to expand our sports coverage to reports on club sports, more Rec Department sports news, and other schools that Lansing students attend, such as Ithaca High School or New Roots High School.
Coaches: We get many wonderful articles from coaches who have been really great about taking the time to write up theoir team's accomplishments. If you are a coach, we love getting sports news from you!
Contributors don't have to be coaches. In fact the Star welcomes contributors of all ages from students to seniors. The great benefit of having a parent, a student, or any interested person writing about a sport is that you speak the language of the sport and therefore you can connect to readers much better than our one harried reporter ever could do.
Writing a sports article doesn't have to be hard. While we do work with a style guide, the basics are simple. Our writing guidelines can always be easily found at http://news.lansingstar.com/
The many Varsity coaches that have contributed to the Star have been outstanding in this regard.
Individual contributors have contributed over the years and have provided amazing in-depth coverage of Lansing athletes. The Lansing Star is also grateful to Geoff Wright, who has generously advertised on our Sports page since the Star began publishing, just to support sports in Lansing.
Coverage in the Star gives our hard working athletes the recognition they deserve, and your contributions make them and you stars in the community. For students the opportunity to be published in a local professional newspaper is valuable when you are compiling your resume to get into college, or looking for a job. For parents its a way to showcase your kids and their teammates. For any Lansing sports fan it's a great expression of your love for sports.
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The Lansing Star provides Lansing residents with a lot of in-depth local news -- information about events in Lansing that we don't hear or see in other news media. That's why I 'tune in' every Friday morning. Thanks a lot for all you do for our community!