Merrill Foto News uses a 3rd party service called ScoreStream to bring you the high school sports scores. See below for common questions regarding ScoreStream.
Where do your games and scores come from?
Anyone can score and schedule games in ScoreStream. The model is what is called “crowd sourcing,” a phenomenon facilitated by today’s digital age. It allows us to have scores nationwide in upwards of 10,000 games on a good weekend. Anyone can provide scores and users work together. Fans, coaches, parents, students, and media companies are all examples of users who make up our “crowd” and work together.
How do you know your scores are accurate?
ScoreStream has built powerful tools and algorithms built around verifying score information from users. Power users and good users out rank lesser experienced users when a conflict over score arises. Troublemakers are given negative status rendering them effectively null throughout the system.