Title: Shot on the Wing
A high school senior journalist probably won’t win the Pulitzer Prize. But feisty Angela Bennett will make headlines when she exposes the seedy underbelly of high school basketball recruitment. Her assignment: the BirchDown BullDogs (and as Angela will tell you, not capitalizing the “d” is a fact error). The Dogs are the town’s saving grace, but not how Angela envisioned launching her reporting career. But the cute JV star at least gets her romantic life on the court.
When Angela accidentally leaves her still-hot tape recorder in the office after an interview with the varsity coach, she stumbles onto a college recruitment scandal involving sex, money, and drugs. Angela must then prove her story, face the repercussions at school and from Ian, and then later in the community, state, and even nation. Everyone’s versions of truth are presented through different media – class notes, bathroom wall graffiti, social networking media, and even news scrawl. With all of these sources, it’s ultimately up to you to decide who has the real message.