The Enterprise will publish all timely submissions. If your story is not published, it is either because the sports department did not receive it or because it was not timely.
If stories cannot be submitted by e-mail, they can be faxed to the Enterprise at 756-1668. Hand delivery is acceptable too, but it is not preferred.
Include the name and phone number of the person who submitted the story. Also, if you want to make sure that the story has been received and will be published, call the sports department on Monday night or Tuesday morning to follow up. Leave your name and phone number, and they will call you back if they did not get the story or if they have any questions.
The lead paragraph should include the name and age group of the team. Game stories should lead with the most important plays, and tournament stories should lead with the most important games, rather than simply reporting all games or events in chronological order. For example, if your team wins the tournament, describe the championship game in the first paragraph.
When describing any specific game, be sure to identify the opponent.
Do not try to get every player’s name into every story. Focus on the players who scored the goals or made the most important passes or defensive plays.
Be sure to include the first and last name of every player who is identified, and spell all names correctly. The newspaper will print names as they are reported.
“Jane Doe scored on a penalty kick in the final minute of play to lift the Davis Fuego (U-12 girls) to a 1-0 victory over Concord United on Saturday, running the Fuego's Select Season winning streak to five games.”
In general, begin with what you think is most important, and stick to the facts.