Two GraysHarborTalk sports writers capture the essence of a high school student athlete’s accomplishments. They actively seek out stories from coaches, athletic directors, administrators and teammates. In each article, Grant Clark and Gail Wood introduce the community to a student athlete or a small group of players that are making an impact.

“We cover sports in a different fashion than traditional media,” explains editor Amy Rowley. “Instead of box scores and last night’s game highlights, we are talking about the players and what they are accomplishing both on and off the field.”

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Profiling the Ocosta High School boys basketball team was a favorite story of the year for Grant Clark.

Grant Clark has covered local sports for 20 years. “What I love about writing for GraysHarborTalk is the connection that we have to the community,” he says. “These are stories for and about the people who live here.”

“In regards to writing, the sporting aspects have always been second compared to meeting with the individuals involved,” Clark says. He references the Ocosta High School boys basketball team. “When I wrote the article, they were heading to the state tournament for the first time in 45 years. There was certainly a level of excitement around players and coaches.”

Many student athletes share GraysHarborTalk stories with prospective college coaches and admission officers. The articles detail who the student is beyond just their highlight reel.

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Coach Todd Bridge wrote about his appreciation for GraysHarborTalk covering the North Beach throwers.

We often receive notes of appreciation and gratitude from parents, coaches, and players. “Thank you very much for taking the time to give these fine young men some ink. They worked hard and throwers are often overlooked. Again, thank you very much for the notoriety,” says Coach Todd Bridge regarding a recent story about North Beach High School track.

Gail Wood also has an extensive history of sharing sports stories with the greater Grays Harbor community.

“Through GraysHarborTalk, I get to talk with people in the community and share their stories,” says Wood. “Each story is an opportunity to bring attention to a person’s accomplishment, giving the community an opportunity to say ‘nice job’ or ‘thank you.’”

“GraysHarborTalk showcases the passion of the community. The stories highlight real people who are making a difference. Stories that can inspire others that otherwise wouldn’t be told,” says Clark in summary.

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