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ScoreStream’s Players To Watch-Camryn Woodall

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ScoreStream is thrilled to present our next Player to Watch, Camryn Woodall, a senior softball standout from Keller High School in Keller, Texas. Woodall is currently leading her team as the starting 2B captain for Keller Varsity Softball through the fifth round of 6A playoffs to the Regional I Finals this week. She had six hits and nine RBI’s this past weekend in the Regional Semi-Final series against Plano East. Woodall has racked up her fair share of awards in her high school career, including District 5-6A First Team All District her Freshman and Sophomore year and District 5-6A MVP Junior Year. She has also earned DFW Fastpitch Freshman of the Year, 6A State Championship All-Tournament Team, Texas Sports Writers Association All State, Dallas Morning News First Team All Area Team, DFW Fastpitch First Team All Metroplex Team, and Star Telegram First Team All Area Team, all before her senior year! She maintains an extremely noteworthy .448 batting average in her high school career thus far. Woodall will be continuing her softball career at the University of Utah in the fall. We caught up with Woodall between innings with this quick Q&A!


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SS: How and when did you become interested in playing softball?

CW: I first became interested in the sport as a little six year old girl. My dad has told me stories of trips to Toys-R-Us when I would beg him to buy me the pink softball glove and he finally gave in. I made him back the cars out of the garage and we would spend hours together playing catch and counting how many we could throw without dropping the ball. Little did we both know, that is where it would all begin.

SS: What player has influenced you the most in becoming the player you are today?

CW: I don’t think I can give credit to just one player or person that has helped me become the player I am today, but I really enjoy watching and learning from Hannah Flippen. She is a senior at the University of Utah right now and she has accomplished so much in her four years. She came in and started as a freshman and earned PAC-12 Player of the Year two years in a row. I am really looking forward to working with her when I get to Utah in the fall.

SS: What has been your favorite memory of high school softball thus far?

CW: My favorite memories from come from my junior year of high school. It is an entirely different feeling playing on a team with the instinctual ability to want to win no matter what. Every girl understood her role and played for the girl next to her. We should sing on the bus rides, goof around in hotels while in playoffs, and just always enjoyed being with each other.

SS: Do you have any pre-game rituals that get you hyped up for game day?

CW: Always before away games we jam out with a speaker on the bus and get pumped up with our favorite songs. We also have a ritual before each game where we chant, “together we’re stronger,” which helps reinforce why we are there and that it is going to take every single one of us to win.

SS: Congratulations on your recent signing to the University of Utah to continue your softball career as a college athlete! What are you most excited about playing college softball?

CW: I am beyond excited to be starting a new chapter in Salt Lake City with a new group of girls and coaches. I am most excited for the amount of information that I am going to have the opportunity to absorb. It will be a challenge, but I know that I am going in with an excellent support group that will help me through every step of the way!

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If you enjoyed reading this make sure to keep up with Camryn and the high school scores at Keller High School on ScoreStream this year! You can follow her @camrynwoodall_ on Twitter.


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ScoreStream Tutorial: Getting Ready for Game Day

The most successful General Managers are the ones that act as the best champion and evangelist for their team.  They rally other fans to show their team spirit and chat in games, they provide comprehensive play-by-plays and keep the score accurate and up to date during games they attend.  Here are some tips and examples of things Super GMs are doing on game day!

 

Before Game Day

Game Time & Location: Is the game time and venue correct? If not, change it! Once you make the change, followers of your team will be notified.

Pre-Game Posts: post in the game the week of to get people excited and keep them in the loop with anything they need to know. Is there a pep really? A spirit night? Parking information? Make sure you utilize ScoreStream as a way to communicate to your team’s fans.

Cheer Battle: did you know you can hit that cheer button as many times as you want? Start cheering for your team and get others to cheer as well!

Game Promotion: use our Promo Maker to create a game match up card. You can tweet it out on your account, your school or team’s account, or even in the game!

On Game Day

Bring the Spirit: rally your team! Get them excited and participating in the game conversation!

Interviews: record a pre-game video, half-time interviewpost game interview or post game wrap up with some of the athletes, coaches or fans.

Score: keep the score updated and encourage other fans to help out.

Play-by-Plays: for all the fans who aren’t able to be there, keep them updated with play-by-play updates or details about interesting plays.

Photos & Videos: everyone loves visuals. Post lots of photos and videos!

Rally Fans: get all the other fans to do all these things too! Find other fans and team advocates who want to contribute to game coverage. Remind them that the best photos and videos may get highlighted on our media partners‘ news websites. Put your team on the map!

 

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ScoreStream’s Top Fan Photos Feb. 14-21st

Every week our users provide amazing photos of their favorite teams! With the playoffs happening in basketball, and many spring sports starting, we wanted to show off some of our favorites! These are just a few of the best high school sports photos from this past weekend.

For more live scores and photos, get in the game on the free ScoreStream app available here: ScoreStream.com/app

 

 

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FloridaHSFootball.com’s Week 9 Game Forecast

As part of our effort to ensure users have the best high school sports coverage, we are sharing articles from the media partners who use ScoreStream for their local youth sports coverage. Make sure to follow FloridaHSfootball.com (Twitter- @FlaHSFootball) as they provide the most in-depth, exciting coverage for Florida high school football.

Teams are grinding down in Florida high school football as we get close to the playoffs. On top of their Playoff Watch, Joe Pinko has put together a weekly forecast where he predicts the winner for each Florida high school football matchup. Last week he registered a 209-39 record for 84.3% correct!

See how your predictions match up against his by checking out his picks here!

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FloridaHSFootball.com’s Week 6 Game Forecast

As part of our effort to ensure users have the best high school sports coverage, we are sharing articles from the media partners who use ScoreStream for their local youth sports coverage. Make sure to follow FloridaHSfootball.com (Twitter- @FlaHSFootball) as they provide the most in-depth, exciting coverage for Florida high school football.

Florida has proven once again that it is a powerhouse for high school football, and our partners at FloridaHSfootball.com are covering all of the action. As part of the fun, Joe Pinko does a weekly forecast where he predicts the winner for each Florida high school football matchup. See where your team stands!

See how your predictions match up against his by checking out his picks here!

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FloridaHSFootball.com’s Week 5 Game Forecast

As part of our effort to ensure users have the best high school sports coverage, we are sharing articles from the media partners who use ScoreStream for their local youth sports coverage. Make sure to follow FloridaHSfootball.com (Twitter- @FlaHSFootball) as they provide the most in-depth, exciting coverage for Florida high school football.

Florida has proven once again that it is a powerhouse for high school football, and our partners at FloridaHSfootball.com are covering all of the action. As part of the fun, Joe Pinko does a weekly forecast where he predicts the winner for each Florida high school football matchup. Last week he registered over 80% correct!

See how your predictions match up against his by checking out his picks here!

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The Top Images From the Week of September 1st

Another great week of high school sports images. Make sure you submit your team’s photos on our ScoreStream app so we can promote your team and fans! Leave us comments on which is your favorite high school and youth sports image.

1. The Florida Friday night sky over the Winter Haven Blue Devils’ stadium in their game against the Lakeland Dreadnaughts (Game recap here). Photo from user Cubsfan09.

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2. The Mesquite Skeeters sideline in their home matchup against the Garland Owls (Game recap here). Photo from user LoLo.

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3. The Jesuit High School Tigers ready for offense against the Lakewood Ranch Mustangs (Game recap here). Photo from user @AndrewMounce.

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4. Mighty Manatee Hurricanes rushing for a touchdown in their win against the Seminole Fighting Seminoles (Game recap here). Photo from user Manatee Football.

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5. Happy Sylvan Hills Bears’ fans after their win against the Vilonia Eagles (Game recap here). Photo from user Keyysims.

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6. The Jordan Elbridge Eagles win in a close matchup against Thousand Islands Vikings (Game recap here). Photo from user KFMoocow.

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7. A powerful, excited Sandburg Eagles in their away win against the Andrew Thunderbolts (Game recap here). Photo from user JakeDaDrumGod.

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8. The Liberty Lions in a big win over the Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions (Game recap here). Photo from user Edge.

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9. A battle of the Oklahoma Moores as Westmoore High School Jaguars win against the Moore Lions (Game recap here). Photo from user Shane Labeth.

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10. A big away win for the Georgiana High School Panthers against the Florala Wildcats (Game recap here). Photo by user Bambam2015.

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11. The look of victory on the New Haven Shamrocks volleyball team after they win against the Montgomery County Wildcats (Game recap here). Photo via @Quick_News_Now.

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Remember to post your images on our free ScoreStream app every week so we can highlight your team!

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How ScoreStream Came To Be

I grew up in the area east of Los Angeles commonly referred to as the Inland Empire. More specifically, I grew up in the city of Rialto. When I was growing up, we had a local superstar athlete who many thought would go on to future success. His name was Ronnie Lott (@RonnieLottHOF). He did in fact go on to become famous after attending Eisenhower High School, first at USC and then later as a Hall of Fame player with the San Francisco 49ers.

My high school, Eisenhower, was not only the home to players like Ronnie Lott, but the entire Inland Empire sent many players on to careers in a variety of professional sports and continues to do so to this day. Another Eisenhower alumni, Ryan Clady (@RyanClady), is currently the left tackle for the Denver Broncos.

As a kid growing up in the Inland Empire, my Saturday ritual included waking up in the morning and reading through the write-ups of all the high school football games from the previous night. It was part of what gave you a sense of what was happening in your community. Unfortunately, as time has passed, the newspaper industry in many places has simply been unable to continue to cover many local teams. The interest of the fans has never disappeared, just the newspapers and journalists that covered it. While that is not the case in every city, and certainly not in most of the state of Texas, it is the case in many places that even to this day produce some of the top athletes in the world, like the Inland Empire.

We started ScoreStream with a couple of pretty simple ideas. First, fans are both willing and able to share the scores of their teams with other fans. Second, we felt that we could harness the power of social media and smartphones, to capture the scores and conversations about games and provide a way for fans to follow the action in real-time. Third, we felt that models like Wikipedia and Waze provided a framework that could be leveraged to capture the majority of the 7,000 high school football games that happen every weekend in fall.

So how has that worked out?

Our first year we managed to score roughly 2,000 games across the country with a few of us testing this idea. We worked with The Mighty 1090 (@Mighty1090) in San Diego and Prep2Prep (@Prep2PrepSports) in the Bay area, both of whom remain great partners to this day.

Building on this we really started to focus on building the framework to expand coverage nationally on a real time basis. While it wasn’t always pretty, we did manage to score roughly 20,000 games that second year. Like the first year, we learned a ton and based on how fast we were growing, we managed to establish some pretty impressive partnerships that I will share in my next post.

This last off season, we did a ton of core work to try to truly cover the country in real-time and deliver on the original idea we had two seasons ago. We still have a lot of work to do, but I can’t tell you how excited we were this last weekend when we covered over 4,800 games this last weekend which you can see in this map. Stay tuned for more next week!

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The Top Images From The Week of August 25th

Our users have been submitting amazing game-time photographs using our app. In honor of them, we are using our blog to highlight some of our favorites every week! Make sure you submit your team’s photos on our ScoreStream app so we can promote your team and fans! Leave us comments on which is your favorite high school and youth sports image.

1. New Bern Bears hauling in an interception. Photo from user Colfish and C. Gosnell.

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2.The Liberty Lions listen to their coach after a close win. Photo from user JeffEdge.

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3.The Potomac Falls High School band plays at half. Photo from user RJPanther12.

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4. Pop Warner Poway Titan’s player before the game. Photo from user Derrick.

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5. The West Forsyth Titans getting ready to receive a kickoff from the RB Glenn Bobcats. Photo from user Trahan2.

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6. Friday night lights in Klein, Texas as the Panthers take on the Cy Falls Eagles. Photo from user CFEagles.

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7. The Greensville County Eagles before their game. Photo from user Dejuan.Smith.125.

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8. A battle of the Cardinals as Melissa high school volleyball prepare for the Pottsboro serve. Photo from user Kmelcher.

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9. Perfect timing on the touchdown catch by the East Anchorage Thunderbirds. Photo by user ElmoreLaws.

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10. A young, happy Erie Tigers fan in Colorado. Photo from user TigerFootball.

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Remember to post your images on our free ScoreStream app every week so we can highlight your team!