The Olympians lost to Schuylkill Haven last night. We were not at the game so there are no pictures. Click here for the Pottsville Republican-Herald’s story about the game.
We still do not know when Senior Night will be held. It’s a real shame that after four years of representing Jim Thorpe in athletic and musical programs, the seniors will not be recognized in front of the residents and fans of Jim Thorpe.
Let’s hope the fix to the field is not a temporary patch. The field requires a complete overhaul since a major part of the problem is the lack of proper drainage. A new drainage system or something would have to be put in place to ensure the field doesn’t become a swamp after one day of rain.
Just putting more dirt on top of the faulty foundation won’t work. Sure, it may only cost $50,000 this time around but in three years we’ll have to spend another $50,000 and three years after that another $50,000. Let’s just do it right the first time.
Remember, it’s always true — you get what you pay for.
Please let the School Board know how important the field is to you and your children and ask them to do the right thing by our kids and the town of Jim Thorpe.