AdVantage News is happy to now be serving the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon area. I figured I’d take this time to introduce our sports staff and what we have in store for our coverage.
The new Edwardsville-Glen Carbon edition will be a twice-monthly newspaper packed with local stories. This is the third newspaper in our family. We have a weekly edition that serves the Greater Alton area as well as a twice-monthly edition in Granite City.
We take pride in our sports coverage and there is more than just what you see in the paper. Check out advantagenews.com daily and look for game stories. Between the website and the newspaper you get the full effect of what AdVantage News has to offer.
We have a fun layout for the print pages, which will feature a sports column in each edition, as well as feature stories on athletes and coaches from the past and present at Edwardsville High, Metro East Lutheran High, Father McGivney High, SIUE and other fun features from your sports-driven community.
Look for our sports schedule, which will list all of the prep sporting events happening between our editions with conference games highlighted.
Two cool features our sports pages will offer is sports trivia and athlete of the week.
The sports trivia will be hyper-local. It will include questions about athletes, coaches and teams from the local high schools and SIUE from the past and the present. Go on our website to answer and win prizes from local sponsors. Look for the answer and the name of the previous edition’s winner at the end of the column in the next issue. It’s been a staple in our other editions, which also feature hyper-local questions to that area.
The athlete of the week is a great way to recognize prep athletes from your community. A different athlete will get his or her picture in the paper each edition with a write-up of their accomplishments. In addition, we have framed certificates for the athletes that they receive, along with an AdVantage News athlete of the week T-shirt. It’s a nice touch to recognize the kids.
As for our staff, my name is Bill Roseberry and I am the sports editor for AdVantage News. I have been with them since 2014 and have nearly 10 years experience covering prep, college and professional sports in the Metro East area under my belt.
Steve Porter, who has more than 40 years of experience writing about sports in the region, is a constant contributor. At this stage of Steve’s career he has covered grandparents, parents and children, so he has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on in local sports.
You will also see Theo Tate and Jason Sibert writing stories in AdVantage News and at advantagenews.com. Theo and Jason are valued contributors to our family and also come with more than a decade of covering prep sports in the region, so they have a strong understanding of the importance of getting it right.
In addition you will see photographs from contributors Jeff Helmkamp and Eric Stauffer. Both Jeff and Eric take pride in taking great photos to capture the local athletes in action.
I welcome your input and feedback. If you have any questions or concerns over our coverage, or have story ideas, don’t hesitate to reach out. My email address is email@example.com and I can also be reached via phone at our office at 463-0612.
Anyone who has writing or photography experience and is interested in contributing to AdVantage News can contact me also. We always welcome new additions with open arms.
I hope you enjoy what we do. We take pride in our work and we’re happy to be coming into your homes.
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