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Saying goodbye to preps: It’s been a fun three years

Shasta County Sports has some breaking news: The prep coverage many of you have grown to love is coming to an end.

Shasta County Sports team (from left) Max Keokhamdy, Mike Daly, Tracy Holmes, Aaron Williams and T.J. Holmes are stopping high school sports coverage and focus on Shasta College football broadcasting for fall 2021.

North State sports fans,

Shasta County Sports has some breaking news: The prep coverage many of you have grown to love is coming to an end. We will not be moving forward with our high school coverage, most notably football, this season.

T.J. and Tracy Holmes are relocating to Medford, Ore., for a job opportunity simply too good to pass up. This is great news for them.

When Shasta County Sports was born three summers ago, we didn’t know where it would take us and what it would become, but we all knew that the only way for it to work was with all four of us – Aaron Williams, Mike Daly, T.J. and Tracy – to be at the core of what we tried to do and that was promote high school and junior college athletics.

Continuing the high-level, award-winning coverage is something we all agreed we would be unable to duplicate.

We are, however, working through plans to continue broadcasting the Shasta College football games for the 2021 season. Go Knights!

T.J., Aaron, Tracy and Mike are grateful for the experiences over the past three years. We produced some great content, showed that there’s a thirst for local sports coverage and we’re blessed to work with a great set of freelancers. One of them – Max Keokhamdy – was with us from the start and has since moved to Pennsylvania earlier this summer.

Our mission is to build camaraderie and connect the community through our in-depth reporting to help provide exposure for student-athletes in hopes of them using athletics as a catalyst to further their education and their lives. We believe we achieved just that, and did it outside of our full time jobs because we are passionate about the Redding community and the lifelong values and characteristics athletics help develop.

We are forever in debt to the countless players and coaches who shared not only their stories, but time in our pursuit to shine a light on athletics in Shasta County.

We are thankful for the local businesses and leaders who believed our work could uplift the youth in our community and valued our partnership in promoting their business through athletics. This goes for Tri Counties Bank, Redding Rancheria, Weaver Lumber, Milgard Windows, Clear View Auto Glass, Shasta Orthopaedics, Sierra Pacific Industries, Kenny Breedlove Realty 110, Bridgehouse Marketing, Maxim Physical Therapy, W.M. Beaty & Associates, among other individuals who have donated to our cause. Make sure to thank any employees or the businesses themselves for their commitment to Shasta County’s youth.

And while T.J. and Tracy are setting up shop in Oregon, Mike and Aaron will remain in Redding and will probably even show up at a football, basketball, volleyball or baseball/softball game from time to time. And if you see them, come up and say hello.

Thanks for a wonderful three years,

Aaron, T.J., Tracy and Mike & Max

Staff Reports is content produced by the Shasta County Sports team.

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