About the Writers:
Scott Farrell is partner and publisher of ScotSports.com. Farrell is an HPHS graduate (Class of 1985) and has covered the Scots for 12 years as a former managing editor and sports editor of Park Cities People (twice) and now ScotSports.com. He has won Best Sports Coverage Awards from the Texas Press Association three times and Best Sports Writing once at the People, along with other writing, layout and headline awards from the TPA. He is a former sports writer for The Dallas Morning News, and was one of the creators of the DMN's Leaderboard statistical software that is now known as HSGameTime.com.
Farrell has covered high school sports for 21 years, much of it for community newspapers in Richardson, Lake Highlands, Lewisville, Garland, Plano, Mesquite, North Dallas and Oak Cliff. He has covered 32 UIL State Championships. Farrell also worked in media relations for NCAA athletic departments at SMU, Fresno State and UT-Arlington, and does statistical work on the side for TV broadcasts produced by ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS College Sports.
"The great thing about high school sports is it's always changing," Farrell says. "Year to year, sport to sport, there's always something different to write about that makes covering high schools challenging and appealing. What is great about a site like this is it can give every sport its due recognition without regard to allotted space or timing. At the newspapers we always had to cut things back, usually photos or sometimes entire stories because of lower page counts or advertising space cramping the pages designed for copy. You plan for five pages of coverage, and then only got three. You had no choice but to prioritize sports and teams against one another, and I never felt right about doing that. The internet is endless, and the coverage should reflect that. At ScotSports.com, it's liberating because everybody gets the recognition they're due."
"It's a great opportunity to be covering HP again," Farrell said. "In terms of high schools, this is like covering the Cowboys, Yankees or Lakers. HP will always have winning programs because of the commitment the school has toward athletics and the commitment to excellence that comes from the Park Cities families. I grew up in it, which makes me appreciate it even more. And it's the same competitive effort to be the best that drives my efforts on this site."
Scott and his wife Bridget have two sons, Matthew and Mitchell.