Cedarcrest field can be `close to unplayable’

Letter to the Editor.

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 4:18am
  • Opinion

I am writing this letter on behalf of the Liberty High School

athletic department and our coaching staff. We would like to lend our support

to Cedarcrest High School and its upcoming field athletic levy. As a

fellow member of the KingCo League, we enjoy competing against

Cedarcrest until we have to play at its field in

soccer and football. Each year, our coaches give me the same message:

In the fall it’s, “Make sure we play at Cedarcrest early,” and in the spring

it’s, “Make sure we play at Cedarcrest late.” They know that when the

rain starts, the field is close to unplayable.

Please don’t be offended by what I have just said. The field and the

setting are very nice. It is also apparent that someone works very hard to

keep the field in its best playing shape. The field wasn’t built to handle the

number of games now being played on it. The combination of weather and

number of games just doesn’t work on this field.

Liberty has a fairly new facility. There are many advantages to a

nice, on-site facility. The first thing we noticed was the pride felt by

students, staff and community. The fields also allowed us to expand our

physical-education program because we are able to use this field as often as

we want year-round. The community has access to the facility whenever it

is available, and the youth soccer, football, softball and baseball teams

are also able to utilize our fields.

You have a wonderful school, with great coaches and students. Please

give them the chance to compete at the same level as the other

KingCo schools. Some may argue that Cedarcrest has a home-field

advantage, but in reality, it is a disadvantage to both Cedarcrest and the

school it is playing.

George Vanni

Liberty High School athletic director

Issaquah


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