Editor: GameTimeCT is the go-to source for high school sports and now we're expanding

GameTimeCT has been a lot of things over the last decade, or so.

It’s been a website with articles and videos. Podcasts and graphics. There are scores and statistics, photos, tweets and Instagram posts, countless submitted highlights, and analysis. GameTimeCT has brought insight, information, and personality.

Most importantly, GameTimeCT has been the go-to source for all things high school sports throughout Connecticut.

Now, that coverage is about to get even better.

GameTimeCT will continue to be the go-to place for stories of the teams, athletes and coaches all over the state. We will cover the policy and rules changes, capture the game-winning moments and top plays and provide plenty of analysis along the way. That’s who we are.

Not only are we adding valued content, we are boosting the online user experience with CTInsider.com/gametimect.

GameTimeCT will become another big addition to Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s statewide new website experience - everything you want to read about high school sports, across the state. The site will have a mix of free and premium articles, which readers can subscribe to.

Existing HCMG subscribers can continue to read about the best in local sports on their existing websites, or visit CTInsider.com/gametimect for a statewide look - all part of your subscription. If you use our previous web address - gametimect.com - you will still land in the right place.

GameTimeCT is part of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group umbrella. Also under that umbrella is a number of familiar titles: the Connecticut Post, New Haven Register, Danbury’s News-Times, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate, Norwalk Hour, The Middletown Press, The Register Citizen, and a number of other community publications.

CTInsider.com was launched this year, capturing the best breaking news, investigations, data reporting, business coverage, endless sports coverage on UConn and more.

The GameTimeCT team couldn’t be more excited about the 2021-22 school year. After the challenges of the past year, we are looking forward to a fall sports season that hopefully brings some increased normalcy.

GameTimeCT has already begun launching more than 100 high school football team previews covering all corners of the state. Plans are being finalized for daily coverage, additional forms of digital storytelling, a high school football game of the week program, an athlete of the week feature, and all the other great GameTimeCT coverage you have come to expect.

We’ve added Jeff Jacobs, the premier sports columnist over the last 20-plus years in Connecticut, to the strong lineup to add his opinions, analysis, and storytelling on the local sports level. You can expect him not only writing multiple times per week, but also making weekly high school football picks and appearing on our podcast. He will join sports editor Sean Barker, assistant editor Sean Patrick Bowley, Pete Paguaga and the rest of the incredibly talented GameTimeCT team.

Going forward, you will see a mix of free stories and premium stories, the latter of which require a subscription. If you already subscribe to any of the Hearst Connecticut community papers, you’re already set - one subscription gets you access to all we have to offer.

Between now and the beginning of the high school sports seasons, we will have more to write about, record and capture. GameTimeCT will be at your scrimmages, we will let readers know who some of the best athletes and teams to watch in the upcoming season are and we will tell the stories that matter most to the high school sports community.

The last bit of good news is that we are ever evolving and looking for your feedback. So if you have comments, you have a story to share or you just want to reach out, we encourage it. Feel free to contact me at dan.brechlin@hearstmediact.com or slide into our DMs on Twitter or Instagram: @gametimect.

Not already a subscriber to one of our print or digital products? Head to subscription.hearstmediact.com where you can sign up for an unlimited digital access account and begin consuming everything we have to offer on your cellphone, tablet or desktop today.

Dan Brechlin is the managing editor for sports across Hearst Connecticut.