Adventurous folk: Share your stories
Hey, Truckee-Tahoe, got an exciting story of a sporty or outdoorsy nature? Want to tell it through written word for the entertainment of random strangers?Yes? Then please do whether its today, tomorrow or whenever you get around to it and send it to the Sierra Sun for print in the Sports & Outdoors. No? Well in that case, youve probably got a buddy with a local tale that gets better each time recited. So twist his or her arm to tell it in print. That way it cant deviate any further from its original version.Theres no better time than now.Granted, the winter season is prime for outdoor adventure, particularly in an area dotted with ski resorts and blessed annually with hundreds of inches of snow not counting this past year, of course.But when it comes down to it, the summer season here in the Northern Sierra affords even more opportunity for a wider range of outdoor enthusiasts. After all, athletes from across the globe flock here to play on the natural playground that is the Tahoe area.
In spite of all the activity, however, summer is considered the dry season in regard to sports content. Sports editors at the Suns sister papers, especially those east of the Sierra the Nevada Appeal (Carson City), Record Courier (Minden/Gardnerville) and Lahontan Valley News (Fallon) fret about the dreaded dry season, when prep sports are idle. While the Sun and its sister papers in the Tahoe area the Tahoe Daily Tribune (South Shore) and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza (Incline Village) have an easier time filling pages with local sports content because of the abundance of outdoor activities, summer remains the most challenging time of year.Part of it stems from the fact that none of the papers has a large sports staff, if any at all beyond the editor. Therefore, the editors must rely on submissions, or at least story tips.Im luckier than some, as a number of quality sports and outdoor pieces some accompanied by awe-inspiring photos have been sent in for print. And theyve printed. Other times, tips from callers have led to inspiring pieces on local athletes and their accomplishments.Its not all about the paper, though.
The Tahoe area is an amazing place inhabited by amazing people, most of whom take full advantage of the beautiful surroundings in their back yard, and some of whom pull off feats in these mountains unimaginable to the average flatlander.Sharing those stories for all to read can only bolster this already close-knit and adventurous community.So if youve got an exciting story of a sporty or outdoorsy nature, give it up.Sylas Wright is the sports editor of the Sierra Sun. Once he returns from vacation on July 9, he may be reached at email@example.com. Until then, any and all submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Students frustrated at the cancellation of sports waved signs and delivered speeches at a Truckee High School protest in an attempt to return to the field this year.