Talk of the town

Record Editorial

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 3:09am
  • Opinion
Talk of the town

Have you looked at the construction of the new sports complex at Mount Si High School? It’s a beautiful sight to behold. Our high-school players will have one of the most picturesque settings in the state in which to play. Mount Si looms large from all four fields.

Being the Mount Si sports fanatic I am, it’s hard to drive by and not smile as another section of bleachers is erected or more fencing is installed. It truly will be a great addition to our community.

The raised football field will have artificial turf, allowing all levels of youth sports to use it in rain, sleet, snow or sunshine. The field will also have covered bleachers and direct lighting so no more dark corners.

The adjacent all-weather track will allow our Valley’s runners to compete on their home field, something they haven’t been able to do for several years. Considering the effort that a track athlete has to put forward just to practice, it’s amazing we have a track team at all. It’s an indication of the dedication the athletes have for their activity.

And a baseball and softball field will both have spectacular views of Mount Si. No more soggy outfields as state-of-the art drainage will convey the water away from the playing surfaces.

But the fields are more than just turf and grandstands. They are an indication of the commitment this community has to provide our children the best tools for success. Whether for academics or sports, our schools provide the best tools because of the support of this community.

Watch for grand opening activities this fall at the start of the football season. The whole community should turn out to see the investment they have made.

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