Maggie Crawford had no idea she was a national level athlete until a little more than a month ago. Before then the idea of one day competing on the national stage seemed like a "lost dream," Crawford said. Best case scenario, the Upper Canada Swim Club member figured she might be able to head to nationals in a few years from now. She definitely didn't have to wait that long, though.
Brayden Cochrane learned to throw a curveball when he was about seven-years-old. He was at a party for his sister's softball team when he struck up a conversation with someone about twice his age who showed Cochrane how to grip the ball to throw a curveball. He went home that night and worked on it right away. "It became my best pitch from that day on more or less," Cochrane said.
For the last 10 years Marla and Doug Scott Sr. have always attended a small ceremony put on by Lyn Minor Softball connecting their son's name with some of the organization's best young players. Every year the award has been handed out, the Scotts have always been there to cheer each of the nominees picked for the Doug Scott Jr. Memorial Award and then again when the top recipient is picked out of a hat because it's too tough to choose just one deserving athlete.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".