With the number of local Coachella Valley high schools growing dramatically over the last 30 years, it’s not all that uncommon to see a freshman every so often play four years of varsity sports. Often times, it’s out of necessity – a new school opening that doesn’t have seniors and simply needs athletic bodies on the field or court. Sometimes, you’ll find a player who truly belongs out there at such a young age. Rancho Mirage senior Koby Alvarez fit both descriptions.
I’ve sat in front of a computer screen in the Coachella Valley for the better part of three years, and I’ve never had such a bittersweet story to tell. It’s one of new adventures, goodbyes and reminiscing on some incredible people, places and stories that make up the wonder of these communities that sit in the middle of nowhere. My last three years spent in the Coachella Valley have been an absolute blessing to me.
Had it been played in a different setting, Tuesday evening’s varsity basketball game between Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City might have been a bit more emotional for Rattlers head coach Rob Hanmer. But because of the post-Christmas basketball tournament empire the local coach has managed to create since he first started coaching in the valley in the early 1990’s, the Rattlers’ resounding 84-32 victory over the Lions will go into the books as just another blowout win. For now, at least.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".