Fall is upon us. Last Monday, high schools around the state began their first practices for the upcoming football season. On Thursday, they put the pads on while other sports began their first practices of the year. With schools getting back in the groove of things, it's only right that we ramp up ourselves.
This fall, you can count on a new group of correspondents for your high school football coverage on Boston.com and in the Globe. Here's our list of football correspondents and their assigned beats:
Division 1 and 1A - Anthony Gulizia
D2 and 2A - Ryan Mooney
D3 and 3A - Patrick McHugh
D4 - Juan Rivera
D4A and 5 - Lorenzo Recupero
Our beloved correspondents Mike Carraggi and Mike Grossi are now busied with other endeavors (including moving on with life), but I doubt we've seen the last of them. You can also be sure that I'll fill in wherever else is needed.
For volleyball, you can expect to see stories again from Liz Torres, and for soccer you can expect coverage from both Craig Forde (boys) and Seth Lakso (girls). We'll have a host of people chip in elsewhere.
If you have story ideas for us, please pass them along. We're always open for any ideas. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? We'll take those too.
I'm looking forward to another great season while bringing you some great coverage throughout the year. Vacation is now officially over.
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
To reach the high school sports department, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.