Volz earns Kinchlow award for support

Meghann Garcia

Managing editor

Uvalde Leader-News sports editor James Volz found himself on the other side of reporting Monday night when the Uvalde High School Athletic Booster Club lauded the 41-year veteran journalist for unwavering support of local athletes.

In addition to filling more than an estimated 12,000 newspaper pages with news and photos of high school athletes since he went to work for the Leader-News in 1978, Volz has also announced game plays and, before that, operated the time clock during numerous sub-varsity and varsity sports contests.

Further, he has long been the voice of the Friday night football broadcast aired on KVOU.

For these efforts, Volz was surprised during the booster club’s annual appreciation banquet with the 2019 Harvey Kinchlow – Here Come The Coyotes Award, which is given annually to a supporter who embodies Kinchlow’s spirit.


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