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The Wyoming High School Activities Association and MaxPreps.com have announced a partnership to manage customized sports information for member schools.

Beginning with the upcoming 2018-19 school year, coaches at WHSAA member schools will be required to input scores, rosters and statistics. This will help streamline post-season qualification and help the WHSAA run in accordance with nationwide statistical leaders and records, as well as other initiatives. This initial agreement will last for five years.

“We are pleased to establish a partnership with MaxPreps,” WHSAA commissioner Ron Laird said in a release. “By joining together it will enable our member schools and coaches to streamline their information to the media, parents and fans. In the past, coaches had to contact several media outlets to share game scores, roster and schedules. This will be a one-stop informational site that will benefit all involved.”

MaxPreps.com president and founder Andy Beal expressed a similar excitement as the most-visited high school sports website has expanded its reach. MaxPreps.com had partnerships with 25 other high school sports associations before the deal with the WHSAA was announced. The website, which is a unit member of CBS Interactive and CBSSports.com, is also an official partner of the National Federation of State High School Associations.

“MaxPreps’ goal is to feature sports information from every team, every game and every player in America,” Beal said. “With our new agreement with the WHSAA, we are a step closer to our goal. MaxPreps now works in partnership with 26-state high school governing bodies, and with the high quality of high school sports in Wyoming, we are thrilled to be able to share their accomplishments with the entire nation.”

While predominantly used for football, basketball, volleyball and soccer, information could also be provided for other sports.

The athletic season for the 2018-19 academic year began on Thursday with golf invitationals in Cody, Pinedale and Wheatland.

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High School Sports Reporter

Brady Oltmans reports on high school and local sports. He joined the Star-Tribune in July 2016 after covering prep sports and college soccer in Nebraska. He also contributes to University of Wyoming sports coverage. He and his dog live in Casper.

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