It’s the most wonderful time of the year

post written by Daniel Pike…well, in most ways.

Late November and early December are boom times in the local sports world. Prep football playoffs are reaching a climax, prep and college basketball is racheting up. It’s fun, no doubt, but also a whale of a challenge for the sports staff at The Daily News.

The transition from fall to winter sports is one of the most difficult for sports journalists, mainly because the two major sports – football and basketball – overlap with each other. And because each has such large followings, our four-person staff is forced to make tough decisions on when and how to cover the events.

My primary goal as sports editor is to provide readers with the best source for news and analysis of local prep and Western Kentucky sports. But in the course of day-to-day staffing and scheduling, it’s inevitable that I’ll be forced to make difficult coverage decisions.

It’s my job to answer to readers who disagree with my choices. From time to time, I plan to use this forum to explain why our sports reporters covered this but not that, why certain games got the full treatment and why others got less. You’re welcome to offer your own opinions, and I’ll take them all into future consideration.

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