Local school uses the internet to broadcast sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- The Webb School brings up-to-date sports coverage of their high school games through the internet and it's all put together by students.

It's called the W.O.W Network and stands for "Webb on the Web". It's a broadcast that starts with a pre-game show, a play by play commentary during the game, and live interviews after the game.

It's a club of high school and middle school students who cover the games just like the professionals do on television.

Charlie Graham, an Analyst and Color Commentator said "We try to treat each team equally and try not to be fans of either team. We might be young but we're very serious about our broadcasts."

The students do everything from the press-box and broadcast across the internet; something that other schools aren't doing.

"It's such a great opportunity for all of us. I'd like to pursue broadcasting in college and working with the W.O.W network has really helped me understand what broadcasting is all about." said Myan Patel an Analyst for the games.

It takes plenty of time and dedication to pull this broadcast off every Friday but the students are willing to work hard for something they enjoy.

Andrew Robinson a play-by-play announcer said "When you are passionate about something time isn't really on your mind. I'm up here it's like I'm in my own little hemisphere and there's nothing better to me than getting up here on Friday nights reporting on sports."

You can listen to their broadcast online as they head into the State Semi Finals against Donelson Christian Academy; on Friday November 16 by clicking on the link below.


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