After 13 years publishing the only statewide high school football preview for the Sunflower State, Kansas Pregame expanded into winter sports coverage last season with their new Kansas Pregame Winter Sports Preview. Kansas Pregame continued their expansion with the recent launch of their new website, KansasPregame.com. Now Kansas Pregame continues their expansion efforts with work on a new Spring Sports Preview, which will preview the baseball, softball, and track & field seasons in Kansas, set to publish in late March.
Kansas Pregame publisher John Baetz said the expansion has been "crazy busy" but also "fun and exciting."
"I love high school sports in Kansas and after selling the two weekly newspapers I published for nearly 20 years I knew expansion was the next step, but honestly I didn't expect things to proceed as they have," Baetz said. "Producing the Winter Sports Preview was so much fun - tremendously hard work, but fun - and after talking with my wife, Bree, we agreed the next step was to cover spring sports. Track & field has such a rich tradition in Kansas, with one of the largest track & field meets in the country in late May's championships, and baseball and softball are equally exciting. We're pumped to preview those seasons while continuing to expand coverage on our new website."
Kansas Pregame continues to partner with freelance writers and photographers from across Kansas to provide extensive high school sports coverage, and the basis of that coverage starts with feedback from high school coaches.
"As a former coach at three different high schools in Kansas I value the opinions and team details provided by coaches," Baetz said. "That starts with our team preview questionnaires. I can't emphasize enough how much I appreciate coaches taking time out of their busy schedules to fill out our online questionnaires."
Head baseball and softball coaches and head boys and girls track coaches are encouraged to fill out the online questionnaire just as soon as possible here, or request a PDF questionnaire via email at email@example.com.
"Coaches, please also recommend feature suggestions," Baetz said. "Tell us about the top returning athletes you coach or coached against, and tell us about coaches who may deserve to be featured due to longevity, success, or overcoming challenges. We want to tell the stories of Kansas athletes, coaches and programs, but we need to hear from coaches to make that a reality."
Finally, Baetz said he appreciates the suggestion of sponsors.
"The cost of our coverage is entirely covered by advertising sponsorships keeping all our products free to players, coaches and fans, while we have dozens of advertising partners, we are always in search of more," Baetz said. "Please include sponsor suggestion with your questionnaire, or email us details at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for considering the suggestion of sponsors."
For more information on Kansas Pregame's planned Spring Sports Preview, or any of their products, contact publisher John Baetz at email@example.com or 785-524-6019.