School may be out for the summer, but SEK-Sports.com is already building towards the 2019-2020 school year with more teams and an addition to contributors.
“The last couple of years we used as a trial period. Trial for what people visit our site for and what they want more of. We feel that now is the time to not only expand to the full Southeast Kansas region, but also give the right content to what fans and visitors are demanding more of.” said SEK-Sports.com Managing Editor Zoel Lopez.
The prior 2 years SEK-Sports.com covered the CNC, SEK, Three Rivers and Tri-Valley Leagues that included 34 schools plus Iola, Sedan and West Elk making the total schools covered 37.
Starting in 2019-2020 SEK-Sports will expand to cover the South Central Border, Lyon County and Pioneer Leagues, bringing the total amount of schools covered to 62.
“Especially on our message boards, we have seen a desire for our site to include these 3 leagues and their schools. We felt through the trial and error of the previous 2 years we have found a way that we can effectively bring content and coverage to these new leagues’ fans as well as continuing coverage of the CNC, SEK, Tri-Valley and Three Rivers Leagues.” said Lopez.
Returning for the 2019-2020 coverage will be Lopez, Brian Thomas, David Hart, David Bradbury, Heath Adkins, and Jayden Gensweider.
Joining the SEK-Sports.com staff this year is Michael Dieker, who is formally the voice of the Olpe High School Eagles through a local radio group and will now be the voice behind the area “Game of the Week” for KVOE Country 101.7FM this fall.
“I was one of the ones calling for more coverage for the Lyon County League on the message boards. Outside of a few schools, the LCL is under reported on through various sources.” said Dieker.
Lopez added “Dieker’s passion for coverage of smaller schools in our region resonates with our mission to provide better coverage to teams and student-athlete’s that might get overlooked due to the size of the school they attend. Our goal isn’t to showcase just wins and losses of teams, but accomplishments of individuals in the game and in the classroom.”
“I have broadcasted Olpe games for the last few years, which helped me rediscover my passion for broadcasting, and now I have an opportunity to broadcast an even wider range of schools throughout the LCL each week. I am looking forward to providing stories to our passionate followers” said Dieker.
SEK-Sports.com will begin coverage of fall sports beginning in August and will continue with boys and girls basketball as well as wrestling coverage in the winter.