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Hal McCoy: “I feel like new man.”

Recently-inducted NSSA Hall of Famer Hal McCoy posted this on his Facebook page Friday morning: “OK, it’s over. Last night I had a 99 per cent blockage of my right carotid artery removed and my surgeon, the very wonderful Dr. Tom Merle, said I was a lucky man for it to be found the way […]

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Sport Media Pearl Awards Entry Deadline: September 7th

Pearl Sport Media Award will reward the work of the Press in nine categories The new prize for the sport journalism presented by AIPS is Sport Media Pearl Award, sponsored by the United Arab Emirates. There will be nine categories, with main awards often thousand dollars each, plus other secondaries. There is time to participate […]

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Rowan County Girls Win LL Softball World Series

The NSSA congratulates the team from right here in Rowan County that won the Little League Softball World Series Wednesday night in Portland, OR. The Rowan County team beat the Rhode Island, 4-2 in the championship game. Included on the Rowan County team is the first baseman Kary Hales, granddaughter of longtime NSSA Board member […]

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Simmermaker Presented With “Sagamore of the Wabash”

  A well-deserved round of congratulations is in order for NSSA National Board emeritus member Sam Simmermaker. Simmermaker, who is beginning his 56th season as a broadcaster for radio station WCSI-1010 AM in Columbus, was presented with a “Sagamore of the Wabash” award by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Saturday (Aug. 8). A graduate of Star […]

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Missourian Seeks Sportswriter

Missourian Media Group (Washington, Union and St. Clair Missourian), an award-winning semiweekly (Wednesday and Saturday) publication, seeks an energetic writer to fill a full-time job within its sports department. Primary coverage is of area prep sports with some college and professional (mainly St. Louis Rams) opportunities as well. Must be able to work nights and […]

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Maine Sportscaster of Year Shields’ Take on Awards Weekend

2014 Maine Sportscaster of the Year Don Shields discusses his experiences during the 56th NSSA Awards Weekend, June 6-8, in a blog written for the Camden Herald and Courier-Gazette. SALISBURY, N.C. — When Dave Goren, executive director of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, called me in January to tell me that I had been selected the […]

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