I want to thank you for the outstanding job that Larry Vaught and your entire sports department staff do year in and year out. My three children have participated in basketball, baseball and cross country at Burgin Independent School during the last 10-or-so years, and your paper's coverage of our area's athletes and their sports is invaluable to all who are interested. I hope that readers in your circulation area realize what top-notch coverage you provide, and your addition of the Homeland Equipment "Players of the Week" feature is just one more example of your focus on praising the hard work and dedication of our local student athletes.
The interviews by Haley Ralston with area sports figures (including coaches, players, parents and even Larry Vaught) have been another innovative plus that many have enjoyed. I particularly appreciated the Don Irvine interview spotlighting my daughter Beverly being chosen again as your All-Area Player of the Year. I have family all across the country who have been able to keep up with my children's athletic accomplishments through your Web site.