Comments:Illinois high school girls basketball: Immaculate Conception defeats Wheaton Academy, wins Lisle tournament

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How the hell is this newsworthy? A high school basketball team?

The story adds variety to Wikinews's work. I think it's acceptable. Benny the mascot (talk) 22:07, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes, Local articles are acceptable on WN. You could write one about where you live. ;) Calebrw (talk) 23:32, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

From Wiki's guidelines on newsworthiness:

"News is relevant. Being Wikinews — global and Internet-based — stories about local news may need to have their relevance explained for our international audience. Stories should appeal to a large number of people."

What relevance is there for anybody outside of Illinois? Even in Illinois, I do not think many would even care about a girl's highschool basketball tournament. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:47, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

You have twisted the words beyond all meaning. The article explains the local importance; failure to do so would have been expecting us, for example, to know what the tournament was already without explaining that it was a school competition. Basically, it is a reminder that your article about Nowhere, Illinois must be comprehensible to someone who just bought the first laptop in 100 miles of Nowhere, Zimbabwe. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:59, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
You can even take a look at Category:Benet Academy. All of the articles there were approved as well, and it's probably the most local category here on Wikinews! Benny the mascot (talk) 04:28, 6 January 2010 (UTC)