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Heights parent questions Herald’s coverage of area high school sports

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Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2013 4:30 am

To the Editor:

The Killeen Daily Herald needs to re-evaluate its coverage of high school sporting events.

Since my children attend Harker Heights High School, I will address the concerns that I have as it impacts HHHS.

The HHHS football team held its pep rally over a week ago, on the same day as their first scrimmage. This was a huge event that truly showcased the pride in our community, our school and our football team.

It was also an opportunity for us to welcome a new head football coach, who has already made great improvements in the football program at every level.

The bleachers at HHHS were completely packed for performances by the band, cheerleaders and Crimson Belles. The track was lined with representatives of local businesses and organizations who had set up booths.

This was truly a community event. Earlier that day, a scrimmage was held where HHHS displayed powerful offensive weapons and a strong defense.

So the next day I was excited to see what coverage the event and the game had in the Herald.

I almost didn’t see the small picture and caption of a Harker Heights play because of the HUGE picture and story covering Copperas Cove’s scrimmage. Nothing else about the game and nothing about the pep rally.

This morning, another huge picture and story about Copperas Cove’s loss, while each KISD school was relegated to a small corner of the sports page.

Stop the sports love affair with Cove and start covering KISD!

Patrick Turck

Harker Heights

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3 comments:

  • MAJAG89 posted at 12:07 pm on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    MAJAG89 Posts: 55

    Proud, you're wasting your time. The KDH changed its allegiance to Killeen schools many years ago and it is really only out of a desire to sell papers in Killeen that they haven't officially changed the paper's name to the Copperas Cove Cheering Press.
    I'm not sure about Killeen, Ellison and Shoemaker, but I know for a fact that KDH is missing some great storylines concerning Knights' Football and not just the obligatory "first win for the new coach" story that they want to write.
    But hey did you hear about the "great" QB Cove has or the fact that their Coach was actually miffed and "threatening" to hold practice Friday night after they got off the bus upon their return from destroying Waco by 50 points. They WON BY 50 POINTS!!! and the Coach is quoted as saying he was thinking of holding (an illegal) practice late Friday night/early Saturday morning because his team screwed up two kickoff returns. Who knew UIL rules allowed for midnight practices?

     
  • cz14 posted at 1:34 pm on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    cz14 Posts: 25

    NO ONE GOES THRU THE HARKER HIGHTS DEF LINE---BUT AS I SEE IT THE LINE BACKERS AND SAFETY NEED TO GO AFTER THE BALL--

     
  • Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er posted at 7:26 am on Sat, Sep 7, 2013.

    Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er Posts: 252

    We all hear you loud and clear.
    Maybe someone at the KDH has ties to Cove.

    Harker Heights doesn't need a sloppy newspaper like the KDH to recognize who the KNIGHTS are. Family and loyal fans packing the bleachers are all they need.

    LET'S GO KNIGHTS...LET'S GO.