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Solange Reyner

Journalist

Location icon United States

I am a highly focused, goal-oriented individual with a large skill set across multiple platforms. I’m a doer, a learner, a communicator, and a great planner. Contact me: [email protected] or 786-683-6854.

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Content and Copy Editing, Seattle Times

Newspaper Video Work

The Seattle Times
12/26/2014
Video: Rainier Beach heads to Les Schwab Invitational

Preps reporter Josh Liebeskind caught up with Rainier Beach coach Mike Bethea and a couple of his players before the team headed out to Oregon to play in the Les Schwab Invitational. Share story

Commercial Video Work

Seattle Times

The Seattle Times
04/15/2016
Mountlake Terrace star Chinne Okoronkwo jumps into rarified air

Senior Chinne Okoronkwo of Mountlake Terrace is headed to Wisconsin on a track scholarship and has Olympic aspirations, but first she has her sights set on repeating as Class 3A state champion in three events. Share story SNOHOMISH - Chinne Okoronkwo tried to juggle too much.

The Seattle Times
01/10/2015
Prep Pass: Revisiting Hafid Yassin's monster dunk

Share story Hafid Yassin, speaking in Somali, asked for an inbound lob from teammate Yusuf Mohamed. Unguarded at the elbow of the left wing, the 6-foot-5 Yassin took off for the basket and Mohamed tossed the ball above his head.

The Seattle Times
05/03/2016
Christian Jones has Federal Way baseball in swing of things

Outfielder/first baseman is hitting .444 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 20 games for the tournament-bound Eagles. Share story FEDERAL WAY - Christian Jones likes simple things. He's never eaten a hamburger or a hot dog because there's "too much going on" between the buns.

The Seattle Times
03/23/2016
3A softball: Kennedy Catholic powered by Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is the girl with the big bat who overcame big odds. Abandoned as a newborn and left in a box along the side of a street in China and pushed around by the boys on her Little League baseball team, the Kennedy Catholic shortstop has dug deep to stand out.

The Seattle Times
10/04/2015
Two high school football players hospitalized after serious game injuries

Both were hurt while making tackles; one student is in critical condition at Harborview, the other is in serious condition Share story Two high school students suffered serious injuries during football games Friday night and one was reported in critical condition Sunday at Harborview Medical Center.

The Seattle Times
01/30/2016
Two 2015 prospects - Brett Rypien and Myles Gaskin - made big impacts as freshmen

Brett Rypien, a blue-chipper, racked up the passing yards for Boise State while Myles Gaskin, a red-chipper, was outstanding running the ball for Washington. Share story In his first collegiate start as a true freshman, Shadle Park grad Brett Rypien stepped in for injured quarterback Ryan Finley and led Boise State to a 52-0 smashing of Idaho State, throwing for 126 yards in the victory.

Sarasota Herald Tribune

HeraldTribune.com
Every runner has their story at Sarasota Half Marathon

It was still dark out when the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon kicked off Sunday morning at eight minutes past 7 a.m. Ray Fulk, a 50-year-old with a ponytail tucked into his baseball cap, stood on the corner of the Boulevard of the Arts and U.S.

HeraldTribune.com
China Smith punches his ticket

TAMPA - China Smith's fight against Mike Sheppard on Friday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum seemed like a small blip in the boxing world. The stage: Two little-known heavyweights, Sheppard coming off a TKO loss to Antonio Tarver, Smith returning to the ring for the second time after a 6 1/2-year hiatus, both over the age of 35.

HeraldTribune.com
Orioles belt Phillies with the long ball

There was a small breeze blowing in from the south Sunday afternoon, and it drifted through Ed Smith Stadium and toward the left field pavilion, where some Orioles and Phillies fans tried to keep warm with a blanket or a cold beer.

HeraldTribune.com
NEW: Translator helps Orioles pitcher make his way

SARASOTA - Tim Lin waited nervously outside the hospital delivery room. His heart was beating fast. His hands were sweating. He was anxious, just as any expectant father would be in that moment. Except in this case, the baby belonged to Wei-Yin Chen, a starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.

HeraldTribune.com
Fighting an adrenaline rush, when you win

I believe it was 2008 when I TKO'd someone in a boxing match. TKO, which stands for technical knockout, is when a referee calls a match, after an opponent gives up or when their cornerman throws in the towel. Yes, they literally throw in the towel.

HeraldTribune.com
Chasing a dream can get pricey

LONGBOAT KEY - Despite losing Thursday night to Steve Johnson in the second round of the Sarasota Open, Rhyne Williams secured a $2,360 paycheck - some for his work in singles and some for his work in doubles. He played four matches in 5 hours, 28 minutes - earning $590 per outing, $429 per hour and $7.19 per minute.

HT Preps
04/09/2013
Bill to limit FHSAA's power advances in Legislature - HT Preps

A Florida House bill that would limit the power of Florida's governing body for high school sports moved forward in the House on Tuesday. It will next go to the House floor for a vote. The bill, HB 1279, proposed by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, won unanimous support in the Education Committee.

HeraldTribune.com
Fade to black: knockouts glamorous and brutal

A straight left in the first round to his right cheek backs the boxer up to the ropes. A left hook peppers his nose later in the round, dropping him to one knee. A packed crowd at the Illusions Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, cheers for his opponent, Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik, the former middleweight champ with 33 wins via knockout.

HT Preps
05/11/2013
Budding soccer star not here for kicks - HT Preps

It's early in April and Ryan Hargis has just returned from spring break. He is settling back into his routine in Bradenton, where he has his own living quarters: Wake up at 7, eat breakfast, practice soccer until 10:45 a.m., lift weights, take part in a chosen elective, eat lunch, go to study hall and then go to school.

HT Preps
03/29/2013
Prep Spotlight: Ro'Derick Spears - HT Preps

When he was a sophomore, Ro'Derick Spears was running pretty good times in his hurdling events. But his older brother, Roderick, was getting all his stats, courtesy of a mistake on flrunners.com, a website that tracks the times of every high school runner in Florida.

HeraldTribune.com
Going for gold

"You cutting out?" he asks, his red singlet and yellow top drenched in sweat. "Yeah, my son's got a lot of homework to finish," says Contarino as he starts to walk off the green mats, his salt and pepper hair frizzied from training. "You better not say coulda woulda shoulda this year," says Schyck.

HeraldTribune.com
3 million safe miles? Please don't jinx this Publix employee

LAKELAND - It's 10 a.m. and Bobby Costine is winding down, his workday on the verge of being complete. His blue eyes show a bit of exhaustion and he's ready for his salad from the work cafeteria and his afternoon nap. At the start of his work day, at midnight, most of Polk County is tucked away in bed.

HeraldTribune.com
Sarasota's Perez gets late call for Pacquiao

SARASOTA - The biggest fight of Adrian Perez's life, happening tonight on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, came with two weeks notice. In the boxing world, that late phone call is typically a sign that the promoters are setting you up to be a punching bag.

HT Preps
05/25/2013
Indians impressive in win over Dreadnaughts - HT Preps

A sweaty and red-faced Dom Marino had just finished helping his new team beat Lakeland High, 21-0, in a high school spring football game when he met up with his coach during the post-game hugs and handshakes. John Peacock told him he did an awesome job and reminded him that "we've got bigger fish to fry."

HeraldTribune.com
Strung a little tight in court of opinion

LONGBOAT KEY - Wayne Odesnik's big win over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe on Wednesday afternoon was exciting and fun to watch. It was also annoying for some. "Why does he need a towel after every point," one spectator said. "He shouldn't be mean to the ball boy," said another, after Odesnik barked for a ball in the third set.

HeraldTribune.com
Sarasota soccer fans get into World Cup spirit

The excitement at World of Beer on University Parkway on Sunday night was plenty high when the U.S. soccer team scored its second goal to take the lead over Portugal, 2-1, late in the second half of a World Cup match. "Bam, take that," said one patron after Clint Dempsey found the back of the net.

HeraldTribune.com
Fade to black: knockouts glamorous and brutal

A straight left in the first round to his right cheek backs the boxer up to the ropes. A left hook peppers his nose later in the round, dropping him to one knee. A packed crowd at the Illusions Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, cheers for his opponent, Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik, the former middleweight champ with 33 wins via knockout.

HT Preps
11/18/2013
FHSAA looking into incident - HT Preps

The Florida High School Athletic Association is looking into allegations that a Palmetto football coach punched a player from East Lake High School in the final moments of the schools' Class 7A-3 regional quarterfinals last Friday. The FHSAA, Florida's governing body for high school sports, received e-mail complaints about the alleged incident and film, too, which it will review in the coming days.

Lakeland Ledger

Issuu
08/23/2012
Preps Football Preview, 2012

The 2012 preps football preview for Polk County. | Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu's millions of monthly readers.

Associated Press

Spring Training
03/07/2013
The long and the short of it - Spring Training

Cal Ripken Jr. visited the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday and threw out the first pitch before the team's spring training game with Toronto. Then, the towering "Iron Man" signed roughly 1,500 autographs beneath Section 201 at Ed Smith Stadium, fans waiting more than an hour in line for a chance to see him, speak to him or snap a photo with him.

latimes
07/19/2009
Home Cooking

Guerrero's mother, Altagracia Alvino, keeps Angels slugger well-fed Before he heads off to work, Vladimir Guerrero fills the Tupperware bowls with some Dominican favorites -- fluffy rice, seasoned chicken and habichuelas. Some hungry teammates are waiting at Angel Stadium.

The San Diego Union-Tribune
03/05/2009
Marta bringing star power to LA Sol

Marta arrived and Los Angeles rolled out the red carpet. Marta Vieira da Silva, the three-time FIFA Player of the Year and marquee face of the new women's professional soccer team in Los Angeles, has received a warm welcome to the U.S. since arriving on Feb. 18.

Usatoday
Falk, Abily score in Sol opener - USATODAY.com

By Solange Reyner, Associated Press Writer CARSON, Calif. - Allison Falk isn't used to playing in front of large crowds. The nearly 15,000 at Home Depot Center didn't bother her, though. Falk and Camille Abily each scored and the Los Angeles Sol blanked the Washington Freedom 2-0 on a blustery Sunday in the inaugural game of the Women's Professional Soccer league.

Usatoday
A new way to see L.A.: On horseback - USATODAY.com

By Hector Mata, AP By Solange Reyner, Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES - For most tourists, visiting Los Angeles includes stopping in Hollywood and making a side trip to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Getting around means dealing with traffic and freeways.

Usatoday
Molina set for pro debut - USATODAY.com

By Solange Reyner, Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES - Javier Molina can skip school without having to worry about the repercussions of detention. That's because the John Glenn High school senior was given a free pass to prep for his pro fight debut at the Nokia Theatre on Friday night.

HeraldTribune.com
Teenager brings new face to sport

MIAMI - Ashleigh Johnson still fights her four siblings for the remote control and the house computer. Two weeks ago, the 13-year-old was also fighting for a medal in water polo at the Junior Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

SFGate
06/20/2009
Weaver brothers face off in battle of L.A.

Bumped out of the majors by his younger brother a few years ago, Jeff Weaver hardly imagined it would come to this - a chance they'd share the mound, on opposite teams. The duel between Jeff and Jered Weaver in tonight's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels will mark their first matchup, and the 21st time in big-league history that siblings have started against each other.

Sads
Debate Over Heart Screenings Refuses to go Away

Debate Over Heart Screenings Refuses to go Away Associated Press Posted: 05/30/2009 08:11:36 PM EDT Her softball team had just won, and Claire Dunlap was kneeling with her teammates for a postgame chat when her heart stopped beating. As shocked teammates and fans looked on, a trainer and an off-duty paramedic used a defibrillator to shock her heart and save her life.

The Daily Sentinel
Debt no deterrent to female Golden Gloves director

DANIA BEACH, Fla. AP - It's Saturday morning and Bonnie Canino is strapping on her black 14-ounce boxing gloves. She puts her headgear and mouthpiece on and waits for her first opponent. For the next hour, Canino spars with about a dozen of her boxing students.

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