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Stepping away from the game

By: Steven Wilson,
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It’s bittersweet to acknowledge that my time at the Press Tribune and Gold Country Media as your Sports Editor will be coming to an end. 

I have enjoyed the last two-plus years here, but it’s time for me to move on. Last week, I accepted a Public Information Officer position within the California Department of Veteran Affairs and I will be transitioning to that organization soon. My last day as a full-time Sports Editor in Roseville will be May 20, following the Roseville High boys volleyball championship game.

Sports will always be a passion of mine, and in the future, I would love to become a freelance reporter as I look to continue our coverage of local athletes.

It’s been a blessing to meet so many wonderful and talented student-athletes, coaches, administrators, parents, photographers, coworkers and community members over the past two and a half years in Roseville and Granite Bay.

It’s been a privilege sharing the stories of student-athletes and coaches in this community. I expect many of the wonderful people I’ve met and covered will enjoy great success down the road, not only in sports, but in the classroom and workplace, too. 

I would also like to thank my support system for helping me achieve this goal and advance in my career.

I’ve had a lot of help getting to this stage in my profession and I wouldn’t be here without the love and support of my family, friends and mentors. A big thank you, to all of you. 

For the fans, thank you for keeping me honest, sharing your stories and thoughts and reading along. If you happen to catch me at the volleyball game tonight, come say hello, and I’ll do my best to recap tonight’s action afterwards. 

It’s been a privilege covering the Roseville community and I hope you’ve enjoyed my stories.