We thank our newest sponsor, Wood Rentals, for supporting coverage of local athletics this week.

This support enables us to continue to hire writers to cover games, to offer news about athlete signings, and to write features. We are currently developing plans to offer even more in-depth coverage of local sports during the coming months.

We continue to attract more readers both online and on social media. A story this week on Facebook reached more than 8,000 people while we just surpassed 2,000 reads in a single day on this website.

Since the Coles County Clash football game between Mattoon and Charleston in early September, we have published more than 170 stories on the website, which have attracted more than 30,000 reads — a number that grows exponentially each week. We have published even more stories and updates on our Facebook page, where more than 1,300 active readers follow us, as well as on our growing Instagram feed.

If you would like to help us continue to offer this coverage for our community, please consider becoming a sponsor as well. You can contact us at ColesCountySports@gmail.com.

We cover games, we celebrate when students sign college letters of intent, we post photos of youth league teams and we offer features. We want to be there to mark athletic achievements in our community.

As always, we humbly thank both our readers and our financial supporters that now includes Wood Rental, Innovative Staff Solutions and Joe & Sheila Dively.