As a former high school athlete, it was always a big deal to see my name in the local paper. Sure, it was in 7.5 point type and buried with MLB standings and boxscores on inside pages, but for me it sure was special. Personally, I think that newspapers still serve as a great keepsake for prep athletes. What parent wouldn’t gobble up as many papers as they can find when there’s a picture of their child gracing the sports section?
The Lafayette Journal & Courier and the Lansing State Journal both recently named the prep athletes of the year for their respected cities. As luck would have it, I pulled the L & L shift (Lafayette and Lansing) and did the presentation for both papers.