Thank You and Farewell

Thank You and Farewell

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Good morning all. Yesterday’s Pirates Athletes of the Week was the final post for Cinn City News as this is a farewell message to my readers.

As many of you know, I announced last week my plans to phase out the site over the next couple of months. Well, after further consideration, I have decided that now is the time to end this venture.

I’d like to take the time to thank all the student-athletes, students, teachers, staff members, coaches and administrators who spoke with me after countless games, events, practices and meetings.

I’d also like to thank the members of the community who took the time to answer questions for stories or provide the site with pictures, videos or other information of the goings-on around town.

Thank you to Mrs. Darlene Llewellyn and Mr. Frank Goulburn for welcoming me into their schools for various events and for taking the time on multiple occasions to speak with me for stories.

A huge thank you to athletic trainer Mark “Chip” Cherwony and athletic director Jim Weber for their support over the past few years. Also, a big thank you to all of the coaches for giving me full access to their teams during practices and games.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank those who helped cover events and write articles for the site from time to time in CHS alums Grace Shallow and Mike Beam and current senior George Rider. Your help was much appreciated.

Thank you to Christina Paciolla-Stahl for her constant guidance, insight, input and suggestions.

The support from the readership was incredible. The site averaged 13,400 views per month for the past handful of months, but I cannot justify continuing this venture.

The site will remain live, for now, so you can still browse the content that has previously been published, but no new content will be added.

Once again, thank you to all those who read and shared the content and to those who followed along on social media.

I’d like to wish all of the spring sports teams at CHS and CMS good luck.

It was a pleasure telling the stories I had the chance to tell, but now is the time to step away.

Sincerely,
Jim Vassallo
Editor-in-Chief
Cinn City News

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com