It’s a new school year.
And for the Poughkeepsie Journal, it’s the start of a new era in the way we bring you coverage of high school sports.
High school sports has a new home with some features worth checking out at usatodayhss.com/poughkeepsiejournal
Here are some of the features on the site:
* The Poughkeepsie Journal’s USA Today High School Sports page features the latest local high school stories, videos and photo galleries as well as a local high school scoreboard, reader poll and a link to the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Varsity Club high school blog.
The Poughkeepsie Journal’s page on USA Today High School Sports also gives visitors access to national high school stories, videos, training tips and videos, and the USA Today Super 25 Rankings for football, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls lacrosse, and baseball.
* Each school has its own homepage. From usatodayhss.com/poughkeepsiejournal, visitors can go a special site for each of the 19 schools in the Poughkeepsie Journal’s coverage area. The school’s page will feature stories, videos and photo galleries on the athletes and teams at the school as well as upcoming games and an opportunity for the visitors to become followers of the page. The school page also offers student-athletes and their parents tips on finding the right career, college and major.
* There are 81 community newspapers and 23 broadcast stations that are a part of the USA Today High School Sports family. The media outlets are located in various regions of the state and country, including Nashville, Louisville, Reno, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamton and White Plains.
This will give the reader or viewer the chance to do a search for a school in usatoday/hss.com/poughkeepsiejournal to find out how a friend’s team, future opponent or your old high school is doing.
These are just some of the features on the site. This is still a work in progress that will continue to be sharpened to better serve the visitors to the site.
So now after hearing about our new home for high school sports, please take a few minutes to visit the site at usatodayhss.com/poughkeepsiejournal and feel free to email me with thoughts and questions.