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Banquet showcases commitment to prep sports

Banquet showcases commitment to prep sports

Way back in 1983, I went to work at The Capital as a part-time clerk taking high school sports results by phone and typing short reports. I was hired by longtime sports editor Al Hopkins, whom I had gotten to know while a student at St. Mary's High. Hopkins had learned of my interest in journalism through numerous after-school discussions as he waited to pick up his granddaughter from the elementary school. So I started working nights at the old building on West Street under the watchful eye of Hopkins, who personally oversaw the high school sports coverage and carefully edited the copy the crew of "stringers" entered into the system. I remember thinking at the time it...

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