Jane Allison Havsy

 

Welcome to my portfolio.

I am a multimedia sports journalist at the Daily Record, a community newspaper in northern New Jersey.

I am also a general-interest freelance writer and copy editor.

One team’s tale of surviving Superstorm Sandy was awarded Best Deadline/Game Story of 2012 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

When 9-year-old Riley Kovalcik wrote a letter to Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman about their shared deafness, she never expected it to go viral.

Sean Ries is 6 years old. He loves football, video games, and his big brother Brian. He also has a brain tumor.

This package of stories highlighting different perspectives on coaching one’s own children was named Top 10 Explanatory by the Associated Press Sports Editors in 2005.

With high school football about to start, this package explored off-season training regimens across the country -- and new safety guidelines imposed in New Jersey for the first time. It included an online-only chart analyzing practice policies from all 50 states.

About four months after this article on Boonton High School girls playing alongside the boys was published, a girls soccer team was added to the district budget. It debuted in fall 2008.

This trend piece on anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female athletes received the 2007 Excellence in Sports Medicine Reporting Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Dillon Danis made his professional jiujitsu debut determined to help support his family, and quiet those who doubted his dedication.

Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn grew up in Morristown, as did his love of football.

Did the Morristown boys swim team really win a Meet of Champions title? If so, in which race?

The College of St. Elizabeth admitted its first class of male students in the fall of 2017, and simultaneously added men's varsity sports.

Girls ice hockey grew in New Jersey in 2017, but some still choose to play alongside the boys.

High school sailing helps non-athletes become part of a team.

Delbarton's latest NJSIAA title was named United Soccer Coaches' best deadline/game story of 2017

Ever wondered what it takes to pole vault?

New Jersey soccer players brought the beautiful game to a refugee camp in Jordan.

The Daily Record profiles a local minor-league baseball player every Thursday during the summer.