Putting together our Yearbook retrospective is always refreshing.
To be honest, we may enjoy going back through our year’s worth of coverage as much as you enjoy thumbing through it once we’re done. Nothing but fun memories and good honest feels. As it should be.
The stars of all of our Yearbook issues — besides the athletes themselves — are the photographers we worth with each season. As much as writers like myself like to pretend, we know not many people are picking up a sports magazine if its just going to be pages of text. Our photographers — and the design work provided on the back end by Production Manager, Mike DeCicco — are what really makes SportStars sing with each publication we put out.
We don’t put individual photo credits on each photo in this edition, just because we use so many, but here are the names who deserve applause for this issue: Berry Evans III, Doug Guler, Jim Johnson, James K. Leash, Dennis Lee, Samuel Stringer and Phillip Walton
And one more, who we’re dedicating this Yearbook issue to with heavy hearts. It’s the first issue we’ve ever dedicated.
We lost Norbert to a sudden heart attack in mid-December, not long after he provided us with a great preseason photo shoot of the Archbishop Mitty
We’ll miss him. But here’s one last round of applause for his work. We hope he hears it.