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This was one of my first video projects. Coverage of the Springwater Fiddlers Fair had always been a challenge since the experience is all about sound. Though the camera’s microphone quality was less than I would have liked, this was a great first step into video.

By Les Bowen for Genesee Country Express   |   Sept. 17, 2011   |   Original source not available

Sports opinion: Sportsmanship is not just for players

Sports columns aren’t my forte as the lede explains. But as I covered a football game the weekend prior to writing this, I observed some blatantly unsportsmanlike conduct by the home team’s coach. Though I didn’t intend the outcome, this column sparked interest from the school’s superintendent and disciplinary action against the coach.

By Les Bowen for Genesee Country Express   |   Sept. 8, 2011   |   Original source

[I] am not one to generally comment on sports. I admit, I am not the biggest of a sports fan. I don’t religiously watch college or professional sports and if you asked me whether the Bills have a shot against the Chiefs this weekend, I couldn’t tell you. In fact, I had to look up the schedule just to write that sentence and I had no idea until looking that this is the first week of regular season.

However, I do enjoy the part of my job that gives me a sideline pass to high school sports and I’m actually disappointed that none of the three teams we cover at the Express have a home game of football Friday night. Continue reading Sports opinion: Sportsmanship is not just for players