I spent much of Saturday at Ringgold High School for a WPIAL playoff tripleheader featuring the Carmichaels boys and girls and the Burgettstown boys, and one aspect of the day in particular really impressed me.
As writers, we like to be pampered, especially Mike. This includes, but is not limited to, getting us seats in the press box or courtside, having media packets prepared, having a spread of some kind, or ideally, all of the above.
Lloyd Price hasn't been the athletic director at Ringgold very long, but he's already competing with Chartiers Valley's Frank Vulcano for title of "Best Athletic Director in the PIAA."
When I got to my seat on press row for the tripleheader, I saw a packet awaiting me that included, but was not limited to, previews for each game, schedules and rosters for each team, brackets for each classification in boys and girls, scoresheets (one per game), and a detailed history of coal mining in southwestern Pennsylvania. (Okay, maybe that last part wasn't in it.) But the parcel was roughly 241 pages long and was very impressive.
Plus, there was a hospitality room set up for the media's use.
All in all, Lloyd Price's operation gets two thumbs up, and here's one writer hoping Ringgold hosts more WPIAL events.
(There, Mike, I posted, now get off my back.)