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Judge Roy Richter
May 15, 2012By Corey Felten of Montgomery County High School
Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Judge Roy Richter
On April 1, 2012 Roy Richter accompanied Montgomery County Athletic Director, Corey Felten, to Tan-Tar-A for a recognition banquet. Corey nominated Roy for his years of service to the Montgomery County Athletic program. The banquet started off with the recognition of distinguished service recipients, recognition of Outstanding Athletic Directors all followed by dinner. Below is Roy’s biography that was submitted for the banquet.
Judge Roy Richter has done a lot over the years for Montgomery County High School. For many years he was the resident photographer and videographer at volleyball and basketball games. He would consistently share photos and articles with other parents and the local paper. His work as unofficial school publicist was appreciated, but Roy’s greatest contribution has been as the voice of Wildcat football since 1976. He was asked by his landlord, Bill Ballew, who happened to be the AD at the time, to announce football games. Bill had been using the assistant superintendent who did not know much about football regularly talking about the 60 yard line. Judge Richter’s most memorable moment as an announcer was when the Wildcats played Bowling Green in the last home game of the season-the wind chill was close to 60 below. Windshield scrapers were constantly being used to keep the inside of the plexiglass frost free so he could see the game. The heaters in the press box kept blowing fuses, so he had to turn them off, and it was so cold in the press box, that workers’ collective breath would freeze the inside of the plexiglass. It was certainly the coldest game he has ever worked. Corey Felten commented, “It is reassuring to have reliable, fun and good people to work your ball games. Roy Richter fits all three of these adjectives. He has been working in the Wildcat booth since 1976, and I think he has as much fun now as he did then. He has a good time with the folks who work in the booth and really think those people sign up to work our scoreboard and clocks to be around Roy.”
For Montgomery County Athletics, thank you Judge.