Folks, I have to apologize for not updating the site on Tuesday, but for once I have a good reason and not a lame-o excuse like my nutty pups.

I spent the day refining and then actually giving a presentation to the District 3 Committee for a position with the district as its webmaster and director of corporate sponsorships.

I’m pleased to announce that the district, after some healthy discussion on the matter, has approved the job. I thank the committee, and especially chairman Sam Elias of Hershey and vice-chairman Ron Kennedy of Donegal, with deep gratitude.

In brief, I have been charged with upgrading the District 3 site and providing the site with daily content as well as establishing permanent features. In addition, District 3, much like District 7, is actively seeking corporate sponsorships for its championship events. I am thrilled to be the point man for this initiative. The district will be seeking everything from major sponsors (a la District 7) to low-cost sponsorships for specific sports.

I will have details soon on the new District 3 website, which I hope to have up by Christmas. In the meantime, if you are interested in sponsoring District 3 championships at any level or know of an individual or business that is interested in the same, please feel free to contact me at or call me at 717-919-5144. I will be happy to explain District 3’s different levels of sponsorship that are designed to work with any budget.

Now, what does this mean for Is this the end of the site? Hardly.

What will happen with is a shift in philosophy, but not in content. I’ll be less of a reporter / blogger (because of time), but still very heavy on daily information. I will have to streamline my time and some of the information. I’ll have shorter, to-the-point blog posts and more links directly to the information.

I still intend to cover PIAA championships andpost everything I can related to PIAA news. For example, I’ll cover Friday morning’s PIAA Board of Directors meeting as well as all four football championship games this weekend.

But are some things that will necessarily change. For instance, I know some readers are looking for District 3 wrestling rankings on the site, but unfortunately, I cannot so them for two reasons. Now that I am actively working for District 3, I do not believe it is ethical for me to post district rankings, which are an opinion. It could be construed as the official position of District 3, and that cannot ever be the case. In addition, I am doing the team wrestling power ratings, which will formally qualify and seed the District 3 team Championships. I cannot be in the position of putting up my own rankings while working the official ratings; it’s a conflict of interest, and neither District 3 nor I can be in that position.

So I have to back away from my own rankings, but I’ll be happy to post the rankings of others. As such, things will change a little, but not in a way that’s detrimental to the readers of, readers for which I am extremely grateful.

Thanks to all who have chosen since the site launched in February. The site isn’t going away. In fact, it will have a sharper focus as a result of my work with District 3.

Keep checking. There will be plenty of items on the site in the coming days, weeks and months.


  5 Responses to “Back in the game”

  1. Rod – Congratulations and kudos on your new position with District 3. Lord knows that web site needs improvement! With respect to your position as Director of Corporate Sponsorships, you will do great with your gift of gab. Don’t forget to get some bucks for the little guys, namely track & field. Hope to see you at Hershey this weekend. Again, congratulations!

    John Black

  2. Congratulations Rod, I’m sure you’ll do a bang-up job – as usual !

  3. Congrats on the new gig, Rod. Very cool news.

  4. Thanks, John. Much appreciated. Of course, I will speak in total defense of the District 3 website. The simple fact is the district never had anyone available full time to keep the site updated on a daily basis. The gentleman who has done the updating is terrific, high-quality individual who would do a fantastic job if he only had the time. The district recognized the need for a full-time webmaster; I happened to be in the right place at the right time.

    Thanks again.

  5. Congratulations & good luck! You must have gotten to Santa before I did. (Actually, the corporate sponsorship end of things doesn’t really interest me. I’ll let YOU go for it!)

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