GEORGETOWN — Experience is the first thing that’s noticeable about the Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman football team.
Sixteen of the Buffaloes’ 32 varsity prospects are lettermen.
That’s not the only place there’s experience.
Head coach Josh Cavanaugh has more than a two-day head start this year.
Changes are on the horizon for high school wrestlers.
Starting next school year, there will be an additional weight class in the upper weights while streamlining the middle weights so that the total number of weight divisions for preps remains at 14.
Over the years, I have read -- and written -- numerous tributes about individuals of prominence in the area sporting world after they have passed away. They are always touching stories that center around the good deeds of the person or how the individual was influential in the lives of many others.
There were extra lessons going on Tuesday at LeRoy High School. They centered around respect and sportsmanship.
The hope here is that a message can be sent to teen-age students everywhere about what is appropriate and what goes over the line when trying to generate enthusiasm for an upcoming game.
During the course of a typical work week, my duties are many. Cover ball games or other events. Interview coaches or athletes. Answer the phone. Write stories. Write blogs. Schedule photo assignments. Research the archives.
All of the aspects are enjoyable, but I've become particularly fond of one. The research.
Spending an hour-plus waiting in a visitation line at a funeral home on a Friday evening is a good thing.
It is the ultimate tribute a family can receive. To see first-hand how adored, admired and respected their departed family member was is fitting proof of the impact the individual had on a multitude of lives for many years.