“And now over to Mike McQuade and Charlie Duggan with T-P Sports Nation.”
You may have heard this introduction by Scott Van Pelt—a well-known ESPN sportscaster—leading into Trinity-Pawling’s newest sports recap series. T-P Sports Nation (TPSN) is a show created by Broadcast Journalism students Mike McQuade ’18 and Charlie Duggan ’18. “Mike and I wanted a creative way to showcase the Pride’s scores, stats, and highlights,” started Duggan. “TPSN lets us keep alumni and parents up to date on each team.”
In producing TPSN, McQuade and Duggan put their Broadcast Journalism experience to work. “Mike and Charlie’s project not only showcases their talents in sports journalism, but also equips them with new and valuable technical skills,” shared Connie Rafferty, Broadcast Journalism teacher and TPSN mentor. “Utilizing lighting and green screen capabilities, editing with Adobe Premiere, integrating highlights from PlaySight, they’re doing and learning so much. The boys should be very proud of their show.”
The TPSN duo now have five full episodes under their belts and are thrilled to be gaining traction on campus. With each new episode, they look for ways to further improve the series; experimenting with new ideas and editing effects, they say, helps them do so. “It’s been such a learning experience,” shared Duggan. “We’ve run into our fair share of obstacles while producing the show and have to call on Mrs. Rafferty for help. With her support, we’re able to keep moving forward.”
The Pride’s spring athletic season is just around the corner, and McQuade and Duggan have big plans for TPSN’s coverage. “Our main hope for the show is to fully integrate Playsight footage,” shared McQuade. “And in the spring, we want to have the production of each episode down to a science. Maybe even broadcast live!”
Producing T-P Sports Nation has introduced McQuade and Duggan to new skills, technology, and even career inspiration. Perhaps more importantly, it has allowed them to uniquely contribute their talents to the Trinity-Pawling community and enhance the School’s athletic presence. “Creating TPSN has been a very rewarding process,” concluded McQuade. “It has helped us learn to manage our time and efficiency, dive deeper into video editing, and step into the shoes of a sports anchor or reporter…I love the idea of doing that for a living.”
Did you miss the latest episode of T-P Sports Nation? Check it out here!