[This is my column in the June 30 issue of The Commercial Review.]
Saturday marks four years as sports editor of The Commercial Review.
I didn’t expect to be here this long.
No, that’s not to say I don’t want to still be here — I do — nor am I on my way out the door.
If you don’t mind, I think I’m going to stay for a while longer.
I just never thought I’d hit four years.
I thought I’d put in a year or two and move on. It’s the epitome of small-town, community journalism — get a foot in the door, gain experience, go elsewhere.
But I don’t want to.
And I’m glad I haven’t.
It’d be hard for me to imagine not being around to see the culmination of the high school athletic careers of four local athletes.
Four years ago I came to Portland not knowing what I was getting myself into.
Four years later, the class of 2017 is the first group of student-athletes I’ve gotten to cover all the way through high school.
There are four in particular whose careers have stuck out the most.