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SportsLive seeking new Tweet Team members

Carmen Musick • Aug 19, 2014 at 2:16 PM

For fans who can't make it to every game, SportsLive works to provide up-to-the-minute, real-time information from games in progress around the region.

But we couldn't do it without a great group of of local sports fans who represent their favorite teams on the Times-News Tweet Team.

This amazing group of volunteer parents, students and coaches share updates about their respective teams throughout the year and make it possible for all fans to stay informed and keep track of the team's progress, even when the fans aren't able to make it to the games.

The updates flow into a central feed, accessible at www.Timesnews.net/redzone, making it easy for fans from area schools to follow the action from just one team - or several all at once.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for fans to follow their team and other games in real time,'' said Times-News Content and Audience Development manager Diana Meredith. "You can use your desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone to get updated action and scores on games in our area.''

Tweeters are currently being recruited for football and other fall sports for the 2014-2015 season. There is a specific need for parents, students and persons interested in sharing football updates for Sullivan North, Sullivan East, Crockett, Daniel Boone, Twin Springs, Central-Wise, Lee High and Castlewood. The Times-News covers the cost of admission, via either a pass or ticket reimbursement, for its tweet team members.

And it doesn't require a personal Twitter account. Accounts are already in place for all area schools. All you need is a cell phone. If you can text, you can tweet.

The program currently has more than a dozen schools on board for the 2014 football season, including Dobyns-Bennett, Sullivan South, Sullivan Central, Science Hill, Tennessee High, Volunteer, Cherokee, Gate City, Rye Cove, Union, Eastside, J.I. Burton and Clintwood.

We'd love to offer live updates for all fall sports, so those interested in sharing cross country, volleyball, golf or soccer updates from local high schools are also welcome to inquire.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Times-News Tweet Team, please contact Carmen Musick at (423) 723-1435. Or email us at tweetteam@timesnews.net.

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