Yes, kids, there was a time when big tackles were not Katooshes and you couldn’t watch your high school volleyball team’s matches on the wide screen in your living room.
Local TV programming? That was “Let’s Go Fishing,” “Hawaiian Moving Company” and occasional Andy Bumatai specials.
And then Mitzi Lehano’s vision became a reality. Now, OC 16 is so synonymous with high schools sports that it still uses that title even when it is no longer on channel 16. (It is expected to return to that channel this summer, but that’s a topic for another day.)
While many deserve credit, too, Lehano was the driving force in bringing prep sports into our homes.
Lehano recently retired as vice-president/programming at Charter Communications (Spectrum).
She deserve praise for her hard work, leadership and, well, being a really nice person.