Will Carter has joined the staff of the Times-Gazette as a summer intern. Carter, a 2018 graduate of Cascade, is no stranger to Bedford County. He's been a part of athletics in the county for the better part of his life. When it came to pursuing a career, Carter initially began his college years as an athletic training major, but found his calling in a career in media...
Will Carter has joined the staff of the Times-Gazette as a summer intern.
Carter, a 2018 graduate of Cascade, is no stranger to Bedford County.
He's been a part of athletics in the county for the better part of his life.
When it came to pursuing a career, Carter initially began his college years as an athletic training major, but found his calling in a career in media.
"I started out as an athletic training major at MTSU. The sports media major being newer at MTSU, I decided to switch over. Throughout my whole life, I've played a bunch of different sports from age four until I graduated high school," he said.
While at MTSU, Carter has spent time working with the MTSU student-published outlet Sidelines.
One of the standout memories he's had in his short career was watching a MTSU baseball victory, which came in dramatic fashion.
"It was a doubleheader on a Saturday. In the bottom of the 10th, a freshman who had not had a single at-bat pinch hitting for MTSU, steps up with one or two on and rocks one to left field," he said.
When it comes to fitting in with the staff at the Times-Gazette, sports editor Chris Siers says he's excited to have a new intern join this summer.
"I've worked with interns before and there's usually an introductory period. It's a little different with Will because I watched him play sports his entire middle and high school career," Siers said.
"I've followed some of Will's work through MTSU and I'm excited to see where his career takes him."
Although Carter won't graduate from MTSU until next May, he's got a long-term vision of where his career path wants to take him.
"Within five years, I want to be in a totally different state working somewhere. Right after I graduate, I want to land a job in the business," Carter said.
While his playing career consisted of being on baseball, basketball and football teams, Carter is a total sports fanatic and finds enjoyment in just about any type of sports competition.
"I've always enjoyed watching different sports and reading different commentators. My main hobbies are video games, I watch a lot of sports-really any sport on TV. I'm usually watching it, no matter what it is," he said.
Having spent years at Cascade, Carter was part of several special moments during his playing years, but his two favorite came in basketball and football.
During the 2016 Region 6-AA semifinals, Cascade knocked off top-seed Creek Wood in dramatic fashion.
Hayden Edmondson hit a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to extend the Champions' season.
His second memory came in the 2015 football season when he caught a pair of touchdowns against the Forrest Rockets.
"I'm excited to work with Will this summer. He's got a great knowledge of sports and I'm excited to see his growth as a journalist and see where his career takes him. We'll be out and about this summer covering local happenings," Siers said.
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