Valley News is happy to announce Michael Smith has joined us as a sports and staff writer. We’ll let this Grain Valley native introduce himself: I am a 2003 Grain Valley High School graduate, and I received my degree in print and digital news at The University of Missouri-Columbia in 2010. I've written for publications such as The Examiner, MissouriWrestling.com, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ozark Sports Zone and the Columbia Daily Tribune. I love covering sports and have written about Grain Valley sports for six years. I look forward to many more years of following local sports for Grain Valley News.