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When two stories collide

March 23, 2009 - Chuck Hunt
One of the problems with the deadline schedule we have here at the Register deals with sports. Our newspaper pages are sent off - electronically - on Friday mornings. That means we have to work hard to get Thursday night sports (or news) into the paper. But it is impossible to get Friday night sports into the paper, unitl the following week. The BEA girls winning the section and going to state is a prime example of our dilemma. The girls won the section on a Friday night, after our deadline. This meant it would have to be included in this week's Register. However, their first state game was on Wednesday, well within our deadline for this week as well. This meant we would have the story and pictures of the section championship in the same issue as the story about the first (and as it turned out, only) game at state. Obviously we wanted to play up the game at state as much as possible, since it was the most recent event. Plus it was a big, big deal. First time ever. But what to do about the story of the section game, along with the pictures we took there? As it turned out, we only had two pages to play with, for covering both the state and section tournaments. When you read this week's print version of the Register, you will notice two stories about the two games on the front of sports. Inside, on the next page, we devoted the page to a nice layout of pictures of the Bucs first state appearance, as well as nice comments from players and fans. It is a nice look back at the Bucs at state. What it meant however, is we wound up with one picture from the section tourney, a team photo of the Bucs with their section trophy. It is nice, and in color, on the front page of sports. (We also have the nice bus picture on the front page, as the team heads to state.) To make up for the lack of section pictures in this week's paper, we relied on the internet. Specifically, our Register Web site. If you go to the sports section and read the story about the section championship, you will notice we attached several pictures of the game, which you will not find in the print version. This way, readers with internet access can see the photos from the game. Of course, you can see many more pictures from both the section and state tournaments by going to the link to the CU site. There we put a lot more pictures, which should give you a feel for the game and atmosphere, whether you were able to attend or not. Hope you are able to check them out and enjoy the shots.


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