A few angry calls came in to the Observer-Reporter today concerning McGuffey High School softball. Parents/fans.players wanted to know why McGuffey's victory over previously undefeated Waynesburg had not been in Thursday's sports section.
Why does the O-R hate McGuffey?
Why won't the O-R provide McGuffey's softball team with any space in its paper, particularly after one of its biggest wins in recent years?
Did the O-R refuse to run the results because Waynesburg shortstop Kaylie Barger was our Athlete of the Week two weeks ago?
No, we don't hate McGuffey.
No, we do not refuse to run results from McGuffey softball.
Wednesday's game failed to get into the section because the results were not called in. If you read our section or just check the sports briefs on our website, there were plenty of results phoned to the O-R. One result which was not was McGuffey-Waynesburg softball.
Following a call from Highlanders softball coach Jim Armstrong this evening, it was learned that Waynesburg – the home team – did not report results.
As stated before on this blog, it is impossible to cover every game. Thus, the Observer-Reporter – and papers across our great country – rely on results being reported.
Don't call in on the day of the event, you don't make the paper.