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The new high school sports season kicks off next week. We would like to take the opportunity to share an exciting new feature that will supplement our coverage this year.
The Observer is partnering with ScoreStream for real-time collection and reporting of high school results. On Friday nights, for example, you’ll find up-to-the-minute scores on charlotteobserver.com from high school football games across the Observer’s coverage area. A separate scoreboard will feature results from all other high school sports.
The scoreboard, which you see above, includes matchups (or results) from some area scrimmages Friday.
The best part of this new system is that coaches, parents — and just plain fans — are invited to help report scores by using the ScoreStream mobile app (download information here). ScoreStream is a crowd-sourcing-based operation that, for instance, should allow us to greatly increase the number of Friday night football scores that we’re able to report. The ScoreStream app also allows users to upload photos and video clips from the games they’re watching.
We’ll all be getting to know ScoreStream better in the months to come. For now, bookmark us, share what you see, and return often to charlotteobserver.com/sports/high-school