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Let the Sun Shine! S We’ve ramped up our annual Camps & Clinics guide, and it has us excited for so much more

ometimes everything falls into place. The very week that the days grew longer, and the sunshine and 75-degree weather arrived, we found ourselves compiling our biggest Camps & Clinics Special Edition to date. Last year’s Camps issue set our personal record for most pages at 64. We stayed at 64 pages this year, but still managed to fit in even more camps. In fact, our listings of available camps nearly doubled in size this year. It now includes more than 600 camp offerings throughout the state, although the vast majority are centered in Northern California. So, you can guess what we were up to on those sunny days. But it was worth it. This is the first of our four annual special editions, and it’s got us excited for the next one due out in June. That’s when we’ll be taking our second crack at the Yearbook Spectacular, which is primarily a pictorial look back at the high school sports season. That edition also includes our Spring SportStars of the Year and the unveiling of our second Bay Area 75 countdown. Last year we had a limited number of pages for that Yearbook edition. Thus, we’re excited that with the four special editions built into this new publishing schedule, we can truly expand the scope and fill up some of our most popular issues. The other two special editions slated for 2014 will be our football preview in August and our basketball preview in December. Now if you’re a loyal reader, you may be saying, “Wow, that’s an awesome collection of camps and clinics offerings, but it’s kind of a big time of the year in high school sports. Where’s all the playoff hoops and spring sports coverage?” Good question. We managed to sprinkle a little bit of coverage into this issue, like a photo package from selected North Coast and Sac-Joaquin Section basketball championships and a follow-up on the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships. But we don’t want to leave you hanging, so beginning with the CIF Norther Regional basketball finals on March 22, we’ll be attacking things pretty heavily online. If you haven’t experienced our Digital Weekly yet — we’ve produced six so far — you should definitely check the next one out when it releases March 26 at We’ll also be putting some other features and video segments up on the website as well. And finally, we won’t make you wait very long for the next print edition. Our April edition will be out in just two weeks (April 3) with plenty of state basketball championship coverage as well as all the spring sports which are well underway. Now, stop wasting your time here. Flip your way to the middle of this edition and start planning how you’re going to spend the next five months of sunny days. ✪

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