The end of the high school sports season is a relief in some respects. After a chaotic last couple weeks of May that made me all-too-familiar with the stretch of Interstate 15 through Utah County, the next couple months are a welcome opportunity to catch my breath a little bit.
But, at the same time, it leads me to wonder: how do I cover all the goings-on during the summer?
Sure, there are the obvious things. Utah Motorsports Campus has a full slate of events in the coming months and the Bit ‘n’ Spur Rodeo is just around the corner, as is Rush Valley’s annual rodeo and various other events.
But there are other things going on in Tooele County that might not be as obvious — or, at least, not as widely publicized. That’s where you, as readers, can help out.
We’re going to take a different approach to summer sports coverage this year. We’d like to tell stories about what it is that Tooele County residents like to do during the summer. What are your favorite hikes or bike rides? How’s the fishing? What is it about this area that makes it an outdoorsman’s paradise?
That’s not to say that we’ll ignore the ball-and-stick sports for the next couple months. Hardly. The Bees and Real Salt Lake both have a strong following out here, and the Jazz will host their annual summer league in July.
But, as I’ve said before, this is your sports section. We’d love nothing more than to fill these pages with local names and faces, reflecting the community we’re proud to represent.
So, if you have any story ideas at all — sports, recreation or both — feel free to send them my way. My email inbox is always open. You can also give me a call or stop by the Transcript Bulletin’s offices in downtown Tooele. At least once a week, I hear from someone who reaches out to me with a great story idea. I’d love for it to be more.
So, if you have an idea for a story, let me know. I’m all ears.
Darren Vaughan is a veteran sports writer from Moab, Utah. Now that it’s starting to get warm again, he’s looking forward to spending some quality time in the mountains. Email him at email@example.com.