Photo Credit: Brian Dankulich
Photo Credit: Brian Dankulich

They say good times go by in the blink of an eye. Well I just blinked my eye and find myself sitting here beginning my final Crown article. It is hard to believe, but indeed the time has come that I pass my knowledge of the great world of sports on to the next worthy candidate.

I have only written for The Crown  for two years and have only been a King’s student for two and a half and while my time at King’s and on The Crown was shorter than it was for most of the other seniors, I get nothing but emotional as I write this. There will be no more going to games for me cheering on the Monarchs or Lady Monarchs and trying to get the best story possible. Indeed it is sad but it has been an incredible ride, despite its shortness.

As I prepare to go out in the real world, I can’t help but thank all that the staff has done for me in my time here. They truly are wonderful people. I also have to thank all of my friends at The Crown who I will miss greatly, especially our editor-in-chief Kayleigh who gave me an opportunity to continue on this semester despite finishing my degree requirements this past December.

When I was awarded the position of sports editor at the beginning of the fall 2012 semester, my goal was to use my knowledge of sports to tell a story. A story that began in February 2012, my second semester here, writing about the Lady Monarchs and their triumphant playoff run and concludes with this article. I wanted every game recap, preview, feature, etc. to be a story, not just words and I know I did that.

This job requires great knowledge as well as humor on top of good writing skills and fairness. I hope that people remember me in three ways. The first being that I always did what I could to be fair to all King’s sports teams. While I did focus a good bit of time on the big three, I felt I was fair to every team. I also want people to remember me for my writing skills. I feel that I did the best I could to incorporate good writing skills. Lastly, I want everyone to remember how much I love this topic and how much I will miss being sports editor.

Well I guess that’s it. All the touchdowns, three pointers, homeruns, goals, milestones, and this is how it ends for me as sports editor for The Crown. All sports seasons come to an end but it is just sinking in that so do things like this. There is no one to sit and write a recap of me like I took the time to do at the end of every King’s sports season, nor is there anyone to write a preview of the next sports editor as I would do at the beginning of every season. Nope. It is just not going to happen. I am going to walk on stage in a few weeks and be handed a diploma and that will be that.

Goodbyes are never easy so don’t think of this as goodbye but rather see you next season. As the great Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” That is how I leave King’s; knowing that I have won in education and that I have won in covering sports for The Crown and because of that I can now say my final Crown words; Good-bye it has been one great, adventurous, memorable, life-changing ride and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.