Sportsgazelle is on hiatus

So, how do I explain this? I love my blog and every bit of creativity I put into it. But when September hit, I was offered the opportunity to put that creativity into another site to make a living.

It was an opportunity I took…

Sports Town is the site I now work for. No, my writing is not quite the same on Sports Town as it is here on Sportsgazelle.com. Sports Town is funded by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, an institution which frowns upon fart jokes.  

This only means I make fun of other things when I write for Sports Town….

Will I ever go back to doing Sportsgazelle.com the same way I did over most of 2011? The most likely answer is that Sportsgazelle.com will always exist as a part of my job with Sports Town. I still make the jokes. I still do photos and videos at games. And I still bring an edge to high school sports. The only difference is that I get paid now.

Have I given up on the idea of SG as its own business? No. But I am putting it on the back burner while making Sports Town money. I was very new in the sponsorship-seeking role when I first tried it for SG, and I wasn’t able to get the system off of the ground before things with Sports Town really kicked in. But, summer comes every year, and SG taught me how to cover high school sports in summer. The plan for SG is that I’ll keep the domain, and if I find myself in a gap with Sports Town, SG will be here where I’ve left it.

What can SG readers do in the meantime? Well, if you missed an stories from the past year, they are all still here. And still awesome, if I do say so…

SG readers, you have to understand that this is bittersweet for me. This sit was my baby when I was trying to get a job. Hell, I wanted to to be my job. And I found a company that wanted to hire me for everything I did and learned here wth Sportsgazelle.com! It’s great, and I’m happy about it. The bittersweetness only comes from the fact that it’s not my gazelle. Sports Town will never have the voice or the jumping gazelle logo that I worked so hard to develop.

But Sports Town gets more and more of these things over time, alongside a useful dose of information from all of my co workers. No matter what happens here at Sportsgazelle.com, the Gazelle will be alive and well..

And to those at any other websites using the word Gazelle, I say forget you! I’m keeping this domain and all my good stuff here forever.

Thanks for reading, western PA high school sports fans!

Cara De Carlo is the admin/editor of Sportsgazelle.com.

 

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Redemption For The Tigers; NA at PT Field Hockey

October 5, 2011

-Video work by Mark Scheinert

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Awesome photo taken by Davis Field (Kiski Area)

September 30, 2011- I actually took this on the evening of Thursday, September 22nd when I went to watch the Penn Trafford at Kiski Area soccer game.

The Boro of Vandergrift thanks you not to get your sports confused in THEIR, town, ya whippersnapper!

Seriously, this had been my first trip to Vandergrift and I got the idea that Davis Field was in an older neighborhood. The field still uses natural grass, some of which was green. The other photos from the game can be viewed here at Sports Town.

Cara De Carlo is the admin/editor of Sportsgazelle.com. 

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Video Highlights from Fox Chapel vs Gateway Soccer (Sept 28)

September 29, 2011

-Video work by Mark Scheinert

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Video Highlights from Penn Trafford at Kiski Area Soccer (Sept. 23)

September 27, 2011-

-Video work by Mark Scheinert

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At long last, the PT at PT football video!

September 27, 2011 - SG is coming back down to earth….

Music: 1) Following Skylines by No Fuego 2) From the E.T. film score by John Williams and the Boston Pops 3) Theme from ‘Superman’ (John Williams)

I meant to post this at the beginning of September when the game actually happened, Continue reading

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SG is almost through the schedule break…

September 12, 2011 – Ok, ok, I’m WAY behind on my posting, but stay with us – it’ll be coming back on schedule after this week. The truth is, I’m looking for some good interns who can help me when things get crazy with work. Please note that I’m not complaining — my job is pretty cool!

The video I keep talking about (the Penn-Trafford football home opener) will be up in the next couple of days. Mark Scheinert (my new video editor) and I got together and hacked through it last Friday night. We just need to add the right soundtrack now. I was thinking we’d add something special. Something… that won’t get us busted by the RIAA…

Also, I have stories to tell from this past weekend. I attended the 2011 Red, White and Blue Classic, a giant cross country meet.

The meet was held at Schenley Park, a place that would be more aptly named “The Eighth Circle of Hell,” because it was buried in a weird location and had absolutely no parking. A Scottish man with a dog had to show me where the race was happening, because the only designated parking area on the map was literally miles from the meet.

Nonetheless, I got there. I took pictures. I annoyed people. And, I called Triple-A to jumpstart my car. It was… an adventure.

So, stay-put, SG fans. We’re about to jumpstart the site. We just need a little time to make some money…

Cara De Carlo is the admin/editor of Sportsgazelle.com.

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This week’s featured game is: Last week’s game

September 8, 2011 - Actually, I’m doing a couple of things. But one of them is to FINALLY POST THE VIDEO FROM LAST WEEK’S GAME. For those of you who don’t remember, that game was Peters Township at Penn Trafford, and it looked a little like this:

Yeah… and this was only the beginning.

Also, while Sportsgazelle.com is experiencing a slight schedule blip due to the awesome growth of the site I work for (Sports Town), be sure to check out my monthly column in Red Shtick Magazine, out of Baton Rouge. This month details rivalries: Whch ones are real and which ones just sell junk?

Cara De Carlo is the admin/editor of Sportsgazelle.com.

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Check back for this week’s featured games

September 5, 2011 - It’s a busy work week and I haven’t yet had time to chew up all the video from Peters Township at Penn Trafford (football), but it’ll be arriving here on SG in the next few days. In the meantime, I’ll be looking at the schedules, determining critical match-ups and figuring out which ADs I can bribe for tickets. (Think doughnuts will work?)

Also, enjoy my latest from Sports Town Cross Country…

Cara De Carlo is the admin/editor of Sportsgazelle.com.

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Opening Night Football 2011: Peters Township at Penn Trafford

September 3, 2011-


Drum roll, please. Continue reading

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