The Roanoke Times high school sports blog is off and running.
Most of the posts will be done by me, Robert Anderson. I’ve been the prep sports editor at the paper since 2001. Other staff writers who cover high school events also will contribute to the blog occasionally.
What can you expect to find here?
First, we want to make this the place to go when you’re looking for the latest high school sports news in Timesland. That’s year-round, because guess what? There really is no offseason.
Coaching changes, recruiting, scheduling news, VHSL moves, summer all-star games…they all contribute to making high school sports coverage a 12-month per year beat.
So I’ll try to post often and keep things current.
Also, we want to make this blog a forum for readers to express their opinions. Got a thought on the new VHSL six-classification system? Got a complaint about an all-district team. Let us and everyone else hear about it.
Keep it clean though. Use some civility.
We’ll also use this blog as a one-stop spot for some of the information that appears in the paper or has been posted on the pressbox blog. District tournament schedules, standings, statistics, statewide polls and scores, football playoff points…we’ll provide a quick link to those inside related material.
I’d like to use this blog to post content that doesn’t appear in the newspaper. For instance, some items that appear in print in a prep notebook often can be posted on the blog earlier in the week or exclusively.
I’m starting with a quick breakdown of five of tonight’s area high school games.
As always, continue to follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/timesland. We’ll tweet scores from tonight’s prep football games as we receive then.