February 7, 2013

Editorial: Help from coaches essential


▶ Coaches and athletic directors should let us know as soon as a game is canceled or rescheduled. On Jan. 28, a bowling match and basketball game were canceled because of bad weather. We had budgeted space for those, and no one let us know about the cancellations. That happens far too often. The courtesy of a phone call allows us to adjust space on our already overcrowded sports pages.

▶ Out-of-area coaches don’t call games in to us, so local teams need to make the call when they are playing out of the region.

▶ Get all-star information and photos to us in a reasonable time. We have sometimes had to wait well into the following season to run all-star lists because we are missing information. The whole time, we are fielding complaints from eager families.

The Press-Republican appreciates the help of coaches and ADs, who are invaluable resources as we cover local sports. We count on our teamwork with them to give local athletes the recognition they deserve.

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