WZZM 13 Expands High School Sports Coverage

1:15 PM, Aug 10, 2010   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI - WZZM 13, the Grand Rapids ABC affiliate owned by Gannett Co., Inc., introduces expanded high school football coverage to students and fans of high school sports throughout West Michigan with highschoolsports.net

What is HighSchoolSports.net? It's the nation's largest high school sports network with over 7200 schools and over 9 million page views last year and it's not just about football. It's your home for all things high school sports: game highlights, rosters, stats, and your photos & videos, including the most advanced ratings system that ranks your school nationally.

WZZM 13's HighSchoolSports.net continues to expand with on-line features like the "Massey Ratings System" that allows users to see where their school ranks locally and nationally featuring the top 25 schools and even allows users to see how their team would match up against teams of their choice.

"The Bleachers" section allows users to post their pictures and videos where they can be viewed by millions of users nationwide. 

HighSchoolSports.net "Hot Shots" are high school students that shoot and post videos of all home and road games from their school. They're trained and supported by WZZM 13 and are part of a national Hot Shots program.

"Most high schools in West Michigan already use HighSchoolSports.net to share schedules, scores and stats with their fans, "said Janet Mason, President and General Manager of WZZM 13 and wzzm13.com. "When you merge the resources of the nation's #1 internet site for high school sports with the most exciting local football show, 13 On Your Sidelines; you end up with the most comprehensive high school football coverage in West Michigan." 13 On Your Sidelines airs on Friday evenings at 11:15 PM, beginning August 27th.

For additional information, contact WZZM 13 Marketing and Promotion Manager, Pam Rankin at 616-785-1313 or go to www.wzzm13.com

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation's top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 82 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 650 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of web sites.

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