After February’s record rainfall Happy Valley High School saw damage to their fields.
Flooded fields is sadly something that Happy Valley High School has seen before.
Back in February everything was under water except for the pitching mound on the playing surface.
Now for the second time just this year the baseball and softball fields are flooded after the heavy rains.
The school was just starting to clean up the fields after February’s rains. Carter County Director of Schools, Dr. Kevin Ward, says they were already started to remove fencing around the fields.
Now, this second second hit may slow down the process.
The creek that runs next to the fields is a big part of the problem Dr. Ward said,
“We have a large pile of debris that’s created a dam of sorts. The piece of the creek that we can actually get to and clean up we can look at some county assistance, but the piece of the private property it’s something where we’re going to have to just look to get an individual with the agreement of the property owner that owns that side of the creek to get that side cleaned up.”
Dr. Ward saying that he he feels for the players who don’t have a home field this season.
“We’re very sorry for those kids that’s been affected,” he said.
He said that they will be assessing the damage on Monday and hope to have debris cleaned up by the end of April, then start fence work.