Students livestreaming Pirate home varsity football games
Students livestreaming Pirate home varsity football games
Friday, September 8, 2017
The Pattonville Pirates football season is in full swing. Pirate fans who can't make it to home games have the opportunity to watch the games via livestreaming, thanks to PattonvilleTODAY, Pattonville High School's multi-media platform that showcases the work of its student journalists. To watch online, visit Facebook and "like" PattonvilleTODAY to watch the games in real time via livestreaming.

The livestreaming and commentary for the games is presented by students in the Pirate Sports Network class, which provides sports news and content for PattonvilleTODAY. The class is new this year and is described in the school's course catalogue as being focused on "the art of sports storytelling, how to go behind the players' stats and game scores to report compelling stories, how to break news across multiple platforms and what sports and media mean to our society. This production-centric course will provide students with a front-row seat to school athletics."

Journalism teacher Brian Heyman commended the three students who livestreamed and provided live commentary during the football team's first home game of the season: Brandon Clark, Jorge Coronado and Brandon Tiepelman.

"Pirates Sports Net is a brand-new class this year and I wrote the course to provide opportunities like this to students," Heyman said. "Òhey blew me away and are so excited about the next game."

Pirate sports fans can find schedules for their favorite team sports at pirates.psdr3.org. Click on the "Schedules" menu to find the calendars arranged by sport.