Marshall Texas

Marshall Texas

I just completed Marshall Texas High School and I am going to vent on the newspapers and Coaches that deal with these papers. I have dug through many newspapers in my life and I pretty much know the ones that are excellent and ones that are just plain crap. I’m just judging the Sports pages for the teams I have covered. Before I release my grades for newspapers in the last 66 years I am going to review the Marshall News Messenger.

Since the 1996-97 season to present I have never seen a worse sports section. I have holes in my data that cover nine to 12 games a season not being covered. This is a combination of having poor sports editors and Head Coaches that are concerned about looking good. Gadsden High School in Anthony has no local papers and I have better records for them than what I dug out of the Marshall paper. If it wasn’t for the Shreveport or Longview papers being available online I would have less data than what I have now. For a newspaper that covers the local high schools there should be no excuses to not at least post a score and the leaders of that game. The Hobbs News Sun post scores from Middle Schools. If you don’t get the score a phone call to the coach should be all that is required. A home town newspaper should have a priority to the local schools first and the National scene second.

With that being said, here is my grade for the newspapers on how they cover the local sports scene in their community I have researched. Grading scale is Excellent, very good, good, fair, poor:

Hobbs News Sun, excellent

Carlsbad Current Argus, excellent

Clovis News Journal, Very Good

Alamogordo Daily News, Very Good

Roswell Daily Record, Very Good

Odessa American, Very Good

Midland Reporter Telegram, Very Good

Abilene News Reporter, Very Good

San Angelo Standard Times, Very Good

Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Very Good

Amarillo Daily News, Good

Las Cruces Sun News, Very Good

El Paso Times, Very Good

El Paso Herald Post, Very Good

Albuquerque Journal, Very Good

Albuquerque Tribune, Very Good

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Very Good

Farmington Daily Times, Very Good

Gallup Independent, Good

Fort Worth Star Telegram, Fair

Cleburne Times Review, Very Good

Marshall News Messenger, poor

Altus Times, Very Good

The Arizona Republic, Very Good

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