With the internet age, watching Wallace County High School ballgames has changed a bit in the last few years.
In 2011 Open Spaces Sports started broadcasting Wildcat games on the internet.
Activities director Larry O’Connor has been instrumental in Open Spaces covering the games and said it all started in 2011 when Open Spaces contacted the school to see if they would be interested in finding advertisers to help pay to air the games on the website. From there, it has become a consistent effort of the website to air all of the home and away games for football, basketball and volleyball.
O’Connor sees the benefits of such coverage. He likes the fact that it allows families far away to still see their relatives play in ball games as well as giving home-bound people in town a chance to watch as well. However, at the same time, now the attendance is at times lower as people choose to watch the games from the comfort of their homes.
The voice of the Wildcats has changed through the years and this year as basketball season begins it will once again be someone different. However, for the last three years, the same steady hand has been running the camera for nearly every Wildcat football, volleyball or basketball game.
Junior Gabrielle Hammer started running the camera when she was just a freshman and in the past two years she has even gotten to try her hand at doing voiceover for the games as well. During a basketball game last year the voiceover man unexpectedly got sick and Hammer had a chance to fill in on the fly for a few minutes. It resulted in a humorous learning experience and launched her into announcing for volleyball games this season as well. However, she has now returned to her comfort zone behind the camera for basketball season.
Even though Hammer isn’t out for volleyball or basketball, she enjoys being allowed to travel with the teams to do her job for Open Spaces, especially this year during volleyball season.
“I really enjoyed working with Open Spaces because I got to see the girls in action and talk to them,” she said. “Watching them was so much fun and I wished their season lasted a little bit longer.”
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