By Bob Weaver|
Calhoun School Board member Carlene Frederick expressed concern Monday
regarding the "wrongful" positioning of the baseball field at the new
Middle/High School athletic complex. She said several people had
regarding statements that made "the Board of Education look bad." She
said she was
not seeking to blame any one person.
"I never heard about the field being positioned wrong until I heard it
from the media,"
The problem came up when coaches and players raised concerns about the
being a safety hazard on the new field, discontinuing play.
Administrator Roger Propst
acknowledged the field was turned "wrongly" at a meeting of the
Athletic Complex Committee. Initial home games at the field have been
because of the sun problem. Home games are being re-scheduled with
starting earlier in the evening to help with the sun problem. (SEE
earlier Hur Herald
stories under Archives)
Board member Ralph Cunningham said "It is a problem, but we all knew
perfect." He said the issue was needing about $200,000 to do a larger
fill. "We went
with what we had," he said. "If we had not done the earth moving at
the time, it would
never have gotten done (the complex)."
Frederick indicated statements made by administrator Roger Propst
about the Board
letting it happen, was her concern. "I did not hear about it. That is
my concern," she
said, although she was aware of the money crunch on the athletic
Board President Rick Fitzwater said many fields in the county are not
some point in time sun will be in the eyes," he said.
Propst said the challenge was how to put a conventional ball field
there. "It was done
the only way it could be done," he said. Propst said every effort is
being made to
insure the players are safe and the field can be utilized.
Administrator Donnie Pitts said a lot of work and energy has gone into
complex with limited resources. "It seems like after it is done, we