Highlands Little League
Highlands Little League
I am disappointed by the Highlands School Board's decision to not allow the Highlands Little League to use the high school field this year.
A member of the Highlands Diamond Club boosters told me Little League wasn't allowed to use the field this year because we trashed the field. The parents and players on the ages 13-14 team I coached know how well we took care of that field. We put garbage bags in the cans, changed them as needed and cleaned around the stands. Our players raked the field, cleaned out the dugouts and put the covers on the field after every game. We played only 12 home games last season.
The Diamond Club supposedly is responsible for maintaining the high school field. We were not permitted to cut the grass or to drag the field. For half of our games, the field was not dragged and the grass was not cut. The club's excuse was it had no one to do it.
We were also accused of letting the grass burn because we supposedly laid tarps down the first- and third-base lines. We never would've done such a foolish thing.
We had a very successful season and had more kids interested in joining our league. Were we a threat to the Natrona Heights Baseball League, which has close ties to the Diamond Club and the school board?
We have 14-year-olds this year who are eligible to play junior varsity baseball. Why would the board want them to go to a smaller field in the summer? Does this make sense to anyone who knows baseball?
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.