By Jon Minners

Another year has gone by and what a year it has been.

I started out 2006 as the managing editor and then I added the title of co-webmaster of the new Bronx Times website at www.bxtimes.com (cheap plug) with my partner in crime, Franklyn, and I end the year continuing my work on the web while taking on a new position as the sports editor. This has got to be the craziest year ever and to be honest, I am kind of glad it is over.

I get to start 2007 fresh with new ideas and new things to look forward to. There is nothing like the first of the year to give you a new perspective on life. And so the countdown begins until I take part in the annual tradition of watching the ball drop and say goodbye to a great year that I hope leads to bigger and better things in the coming time ahead.

I am really looking forward to the sports season in 2007. This will be the first time I get to follow a team from the start of the season to the playoffs. I joined the football season with only weeks remaining in the schedule, so watching the schools vie for the playoffs on the basketball court will be exciting.

I am also looking forward to the slate of spring sports ahead and of course, the summer, when schools may close up shop on its athletic rituals, but a slew of little league games will take its place much to the delight of parents and baseball fans all over the borough. I really like how this paper is truly giving every kid from every Bronx neighborhood a chance to shine.

This week, there is nothing going on in sports. The Christmas break has put a halt on the season, but that does not mean these hardworking kids are taking it easy.

No, they may have enjoyed a day of celebrating Christmas with their family and possibly partaking in some jubilant festivities with their friends on New Year

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