Spring Sports Bombardment

The last couple of weeks at the Middletown Press, for me at least, have been pretty slow. Basketball season ended and we didn’t have all the scores coming in every night, well, that changed tonight.

I put all the spring sports schedules in my Google calender to begin the day and it showed me just how many games we had to cover every day. Then there was a little bit of downtime before the results started to come in. The one call I took was from the Mercy golf coach. The Tigers lost their first match of the season 224-228 to Cheshire.

A lot of the springs sports coaches email in their results which is nice, but when you start to see them all pile up, it’s a bit intimidating. I wrote up some tennis and golf today along with Joe doing the other stuff. The worst thing I may have heard was that today was a slow day, just wait until tomorrow.

I looked at the Shoreline Conference baseball schedule the other day and was hoping I would be able to go to the Haddam-Killingworth vs. Cromwell baseball game for a number of reasons. Cromwell is the reigning Class S state champion and H-K was the Class M runner-up last year. Cromwell has one of the best pitching staffs in the state and H-K has a couple good hurlers as well, not to mention Brian Moskey, my friend Kellie’s brother who I have heard can bring it, but haven’t seen him play yet.

Joe told me that Jimmy Zanor is covering the game, but I could go. Then he almost changed his mind and had me go to the Middletown vs. Vinal Tech baseball game, which I would have no problem covering, but the other game is way more appealing.

Cromwell and H-K softball teams are playing at the same time also at Cromwell High School, so Joe asked me to keep an eye on that game as well. That’s the trade-off I had to make in order to go to the baseball game. I’m sure I will also have a bunch of other games to write about when I get back to the office.

I’m excited for baseball season and hoping I am busy for the rest of the time I am at the Press.

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Spring Season

So, what have I been doing lately? Well, I didn’t go into the office last week, because Joe has Thursday and Friday off after working 10 straight days due to the weekend of the basketball state championships at Mohegan Sun. He emailed me early last week and wanted me to come up with a feature idea, but I really had no idea. I’m not too good at pitching ideas right now, it’s something I hope to get better at. So instead Joe told me that we were starting the spring sports capsules and he would be sending out emails to all the athletics directors in the area and we would be putting those together, i.e. me.

The last week I have been getting the return emails from the coaches forwarded to me and I have been organizing the sports capsules as they come in. It may be tedious work, but it’s interesting and helps me learn about the teams in the area. We cover baseball, softball, tennis and lacrosse and whatever is going on. Spring is my favorite sports time of the year.

That’s really it. This week I am on spring break and I don’t go anywhere, EVER, so I emailed Joe last night and asked if I could come in maybe a different day if there was something going on and he told me to come in Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, so that’s what I’m doing. This week will hopefully be interesting and I’ll be back at it.