Prep sports fans have a new way of following their favorite sports and teams this season.
BoCoPreps.com is now live, powered by the Longmont Times-Call, Boulder Daily Camera, Colorado Hometown Weekly and Broomfield Enterprise, all of which are publications of Prairie Mountain Publishing.
BoCoPreps.com will provide up-to-date coverage of all high school sports in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley.
"The BoCoPreps site is an exciting new venture utilizing the reporting talent at all of our newspapers in Boulder County," said Al Manzi, president and chief executive officer of Prairie Mountain Publishing. "This project is only possible because of the recent acquisition of the Lehman Publishing group. BoCoPreps will provide the most comprehensive coverage of all high school sports in Boulder County. I think users of the site will find it extremely useful and entertaining."
BoCoPreps.com will combine the reporting efforts of the PMP papers to give fans complete coverage in one place. The site will provide feature stories and game coverage, as well as photo galleries and videos to enhance the coverage of all schools.
"I think BoCoPreps.com is a great opportunity for high school sports fans across Boulder County to get more of the best coverage and information about their favorite teams," said Jennifer Osieczanek, sports editor of the Boulder Daily Camera. "By combining the efforts of the Boulder Camera, Longmont Times-Call, Colorado Hometown Weekly and Broomfield Enterprise, we're going to be able to become a one-stop spot for prep fans in the area and I'm really excited about that."
BoCoPreps.com invites fans to get involved and interact with the staff. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and give us your comments about how we're doing. We also ask readers to send us any good news and story ideas about their favorite schools and teams. Our writers will also blog more news and notes that might not always make our individual print products.
In addition, fans will have an opportunity each week to vote on "The Game of the Week." This will give fans the opportunity to tell us which games to cover.
"I hope that readers embrace the site and get involved -- especially by voting on 'The Game of the Week,'" Osieczanek said. "We know readers are passionate about their favorite high school teams and BoCoPreps.com is an example of how we share that passion -- by giving them stories, photos, blogs, videos and more."
For years, fans have followed their teams in their local newspaper. While they can still do that, the great coverage that has been provided in the past will be enhanced through BoCoPreps.com.
"Prep sports are an integral part of the fabric of Broomfield," said Julie Baxter, editor of the Broomfield Enterprise. "We are so pleased to add this site as another resource, so folks can keep track of their favorite teams and players in one easy-to-navigate location. Not only will they be able to see how their beloved Eagles, Lightning and Tigers are doing, but they also can check out how the seasons are going for rivals in the area."
BoCoPreps.com allows readers to easily follow their favorite sport or favorite schools.
Every school covered by the four PMP papers -- 22 in all -- has its own page, giving fans the opportunity to easily find every story written about their favorite school.
In addition, every Colorado High School Activities Association-sanctioned sport has its own page on BoCoPreps.com, allowing fans of a particular sport to quickly see every story on boys soccer, girls volleyball, etc.
"I'm very excited about this web site," said Brian Howell, sports editor of the Longmont Times-Call. "The fans in the Boulder and St. Vrain valleys have never had anything like this and it will be a fantastic addition to our area. I do believe that BoCoPreps.com will be the best prep sports web site in the state of Colorado. It's exciting to be a part of bringing that to Boulder County."