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Posted on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 : 5:50 a.m.

Huron student and aspiring sportswriter to host basketball live chat during Huron vs. Pioneer game

By Pete Cunningham

Can’t make Friday’s Pioneer vs. Huron high school basketball doubleheader? Don’t worry, and Huron senior Luke Johns have you covered.

The Pioneer and Huron boys and girls basketball teams will face each other for the conclusion of their regular season and will be running a live chat from the doubleheader on Friday hosted by Huron senior, Luke Johns.

Johns reached out to us at a few weeks back curious about the world of sports journalism and has agreed to chat from the games in order to gain some experience.

Below is a little bit of information on Luke. Click here to check out the chat right around 5:30 for updates from the games. The girls start a 5:30 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.

Name: Luke Johns.


Luke Johns

Age: 18.
Grade: Senior.
School: Huron High School.
College plans: Still undecided, but will major in journalism.

Why do you want to be a journalist?

Because I have found it is something that I'm good at, and I enjoy writing about my interests.

What about sports journalism is particularly enticing to you?

It gives me the opportunity to watch a lot of sports, and give me inside access that the average fan likely would never have.
What journalists or writers do you enjoy reading the most?

Gordon Edes, Kevin Paul DuPont, Dan Shaughnessy, Chris Casper, John U Bacon, and Mike Wilbon.

Do you play any sports?


You’re a Huron High School student, is this chat going to be totally biased toward Huron?

No. From what I understand of the job discription, I will report the facts and not express rooting interest.

Join the chat!

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Kyle Austin

Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 6:19 a.m.

Luke and I had a fun time out at Huron tonight, and we hope anyone following did too. Chat recaps are here for the girls game: And the boys game:


Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 3:56 a.m.

great to see reaching out to local students.

J. Zarman

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 : 10:05 p.m.

Looking forward to this coverage later today! As a baseball parent, I have been privileged to know Luke Johns. He is a great choice for this role with

Section Six

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 : 8:51 p.m.

Agree. Nice to get a local student involved. Thought I'd point out the last sentence in the third paragraph is cut off before it ends. I noticed something similar at the end of your very nice Denny Hill feature. Not sure if there's a technological glitch somewhere, or what.

Geoff Larcom

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 : 3:17 p.m.

Fun idea, and yet another way in which Pete is showing a real nice touch these days with community sports reporting.