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Groton Sports Roundup


Groton Sports Roundup


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Groton Senior Darren Ostrander defeated Maine-Endwell's Kobe Garrehy 4-2 during the Division II sectional championships held in Binghamton February 13 and 14th.

Ostrander earned the title Most Outstanding Wrestler on conclusion of the two-day event and brought home the first Section 4 wrestling championship title to Groton since 1979. All 30 Section 4 champions crowned earned automatic placements into the state tournament in Albany. A focused athlete, Ostrander finished third at last season’s Section 4 Division II championships and set his sights set on winning ever since. Ostrander strategically gave up playing football and joined the cross-country team to train and tone up for wrestling, dropping seven pounds to compete in the 138 pound weight class.

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Are You a Sports Reporter?


Are You a Sports Reporter?


football1Why We Need You: By the numbers we know our readers love to read about Lansing sports.  During the Varsity season the Sports page is as popular as our News and Around Town pages.  But with one staff reporter for all topics in our small publication the only way we can cover sports at all is if volunteer writers send in reports.

We would love to expand our sports coverage to reports on club sports, more Rec Department sports news, and other schools that Lansing students attend, such as Ithaca High School or New Roots High School. 

Coaches: We get many wonderful articles from coaches who have been really great about taking the time to write up theoir team's accomplishments.  If you are a coach, we love getting sports news from you!

Contributors don't have to be coaches. In fact the Star welcomes contributors of all ages from students to seniors.  The great benefit of having a parent, a student, or any interested person writing about a sport is that you speak the language of the sport and therefore you can connect to readers much better than our one harried reporter ever could do.

Writing a sports article doesn't have to be hard.  While we do work with a style guide,
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The many Varsity coaches that have contributed to the Star have been outstanding in this regard. 

Individual contributors have contributed over the years and have provided amazing in-depth coverage of Lansing athletes.  The Lansing Star is also grateful to Geoff Wright, who has generously advertised on our Sports page since the Star began publishing, just to support sports in Lansing.

Coverage in the Star gives our hard working athletes the recognition they deserve, and your contributions make them and you stars in the community.  For students the opportunity to be published in a local professional newspaper is valuable when you are compiling your resume to get into college, or looking for a job.  For parents its a way to showcase your kids and their teammates.  For any Lansing sports fan it's a great expression of your love for sports.

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