New site designed for broader promotion of prep activities and athletics
AURORA – There’s a new authoritative voice and central hub for all things Colorado high School athletics and activities as the Colorado High School Activities Association has launched a new website designed to provide broader promotion of high school activities, CHSAA Commissioner Paul Angelico announced. Official launch of the site is August 1.
The website – CHSAANow.com – will host features stories, game stories, scores, statistics, rankings and video clips, It will also have a running scores feature of regular season and playoff games, in conjunction with a CHSAA partner MaxPreps.com.
“CHSAANow.com is a product of our new technological world. It is designed to support and supplement those media and promotional activities already in place and add depth and breadth to what they are already doing. We believe that CHSAANow.com will appeal to students, parents, general high school sports fans and media alike because it will be an all-encompassing site for all this high school in Colorado,” Angelico said.
Former The Denver Post sportswriter and online preps editor Ryan Casey joins the CHSAA staff as Director of Web Services and will be responsible for gathering the content on the site. Among the major attractions to the new site is an RSS feed to traditional media stories from across the state. It will help fans keep up with activities in all corners of the state.
“Live coverage of events will be a major focus of the site. This new site will showcase Colorado’s student athletes in photos and stories, as well as providing a link to the history of the Association,” Casey said. The site will feature links to state records, past results, along with special alumni features and features on the rules and history of the CHSAA, Casey said.
A major component of CHSAANow.com will be the inclusion of schools and their students as major contributors to the site. There will links to all CHSAA-member schools on the site and CHSAANow.com will solicit information from student journalists as a means to provide additional opportunities for student participation.
The CHSAANow.com site goes active officially August 1.