The Sound Live Sports Network will begin with the first game of the Lynnwood High School football season, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday at Edmonds District Stadium.
All homes games will be webcast through LynnwoodToday.com. Not only are the games covered live, but they are also archived for later viewing. The Sound Live Sports Network will also follow Royals and Mavericks football into the postseason, both home and away.
During the past two years, live streaming of local high school sports was provided for Edmonds-Woodway High School via My Edmonds News and Mountlake Terrace High School via MLTnews. When the publisher of those two online publications, Teresa Wippel, acquired Lynnwood Today last year, she made the decision to expand the streaming to Lynnwood and Meadowdale high schools as well.
What helped her decision, Wippel said, was the solid partnership that had been developed last year between MLTnews.com and the Mountlake Terrace High School’s broadcast and journalism programs, which had taken the lead on the Terrace sports broadcasts under the Hawks Live Sports Network banner. Now, the Edmonds School District Career and Technical Education Department is offering a new class based on the success of the Hawks Live Sports Network. The new class, Broadcast Field Productions, is open to all high school students in the Edmonds School District, and will produce games for the Sound Live Sports Network.
Currently, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds-Woodway high school students, alumni and parents will be involved in the broadcasts, which will be overseen by the MTHS broadcasting and journalism instructors, Angelo Comeaux and Vince DiMiero. But the hope is to expand involvement with Meadowdale and Lynnwood students and alumni as well, Wippel said.
Veteran high school sports broadcaster Keith Nealey, also an Edmonds-Woodway HS parent, will continue to call the play-by-play for Edmonds-Woodway and will also pick up the Royals broadcasts this season, to maintain continuity with the district’s two 4A schools. Mountlake Terrace HS alum and Hawks sports broadcaster Steve Willits will call the action for both the 3A schools, Mountlake Terrace and Meadowdale.
Sound Live Sports Network sponsors so far include Burger King/Edmonds, Sorelli Pizza, Shoreline Community College, Action Jackson Plumbing and Harris Ford. The pregame show will be presented by Dewar, Meeks & Ekrem, and Jersey Mike’s Subs in Lynnwood will sponsor the Player of the Game award. A limited number of additional sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Teresa Wippel, Lynnwood Today publisher and Sound Live Sports Network executive producer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 425-772-3056 for more information. A percentage of all Sound Live Sports Network advertising profits will benefit the Lynnwood and Meadowdale Sports Booster Clubs.