The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Sports

February 13, 2013

Softball rep asks for more field signage

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 — Dixie Softball and questions regarding the placement of signs at the Turner Street ball field were discussed during Norwood Town Council’s monthly meeting Monday night.

Linda Campbell, a representative for South Stanly Dixie Softball, informed the board that the team was inducted into the North Carolina Dixie Softball Hall of Fame two weeks ago during a state meeting.

“We were inducted into the hall of fame for 25 years straight of having Dixie teams in the town of Norwood,” Campbell said, adding that in recognition for its achievement, the team was awarded a plaque. She then presented the council with the plaque in hopes that it would be displayed in Norwood Town Hall for years to come.

Campbell went on to explain that last year, before she took over helping with Dixie Softball, the team was going through financial hardships. In order to raise money, the team was able to sell some sponsorship signs which were placed on the ball field fence.

“We were able to make $150 on those and that money went into the league,” Campbell said.

With the money they were able to raise, the team was able to complete renovations to the ball field, including placing bases on both fields, repairing parts of the fence, covering all of the dugouts and bringing the concessions stand up to the fields. In addition, the team was able to place a large sign on the outfield.

“This year I would like to sell a couple more signs to put into the outfield,” Campbell said.

"I think it makes the ball field look attractive. I think we’ve done a lot of good down there. We’ve brought life to it.”

Campbell noted that interest in the team has increased, with membership raising from 60 to 110 girls.

She explained that because of the success with selling sponsorships, the South Stanly Dixie Softball team was able to sponsor the district tournament. which in turn brought money to the town as well as the team.

Campbell explained that she would like to use the funds to complete more ball field renovations, including installing new bleachers on the visitor’s side of the second field and in all of the dugouts, and lighting the upper field.

“We put the signs up last year, now I don’t know if there’s a problem with the signs. I need to know if I can put more up,” Campbell said.

Mayor Beverly Johnson noted that the town has had a policy of not allowing signs on the fence. Dwight Smith, town administrator, added that since the field was built with grant funds and is not privately owned, it would fall under state policy.

The board discussed the possibility of utilizing a type of moving billboard before voting to allow signs on the baseball and softball fields with the understanding that they could be made to take them down in the future.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • ws1600.jpg West Stanly girls place third at RRC track meet

    The Rocky River Conference championship track meet was held this past Wednesday at Monroe High School.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • aaronroten.jpg South Stanly tennis tops North Stanly

    Monday’s tennis matches marked the end of the regular season for the teams of the Yadkin Valley Conference West.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • hopemoua.jpg Gray Stone girls' soccer earns wins

    The Gray Stone women’s soccer team rebounded from the team’s first loss of the season to Union Academy by winning the next four matches on the schedule, including wins over North Moore 7-0, Chatham Central 10-1 and a 7-0 win over South Stanly on Monday night.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • bomb1 VIDEO: A year after marathon bombing, Boston remains strong

    The City of Boston came together Tuesday to honor those who were injured and lost their lives at the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of the bombing. While the day was sure to be emotional, those affected by last year's race are showing they won't let the tragedy keep them down.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • tylerhuneycutt.jpg Stanly County Baseball Notebook

    In high school baseball games this week, conference play was the focus as the teams of Stanly County faced key conference challenges.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • heidismith.jpg Stanly County Softball Notebook

    In high school softball games this week, West Stanly moved one game closer to clinching the regular-season conference title, while North Stanly faced Queen’s Grant in a doubleheader.

    April 14, 2014 2 Photos

  • ward.jpg West Stanly golf takes third at final RRC regular-season match

    The final regular-season Rocky River Conference golf match was Wednesday at Eagle Chase Golf Club.
    West Stanly maintained third place in the team standings by finishing third overall in the match.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • YVC West and RRC Baseball / Softball Standings

    April 14, 2014

  • willcasmus.jpg Gray Stone golf wins at Badin Inn

    The five golf teams of Yadkin Valley Conference West took to the links at Badin Inn Golf Club on Thursday for the third regular-season match.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • mfp file Hoffner Big win for college coach wrongly accused of child porn

    MANKATO, Minn. - The ex-coach of Minnesota State University-Mankato - cleared on child porn charges - gets his old job back or could take the difference in pay should he decide to stay in a new position in North Dakota, an arbitrator has ruled. Todd Hoffner was accused when a technician found videos of his young children on his school-issued cellphone. Officials in Mankato fired him even though a judge had thrown out the charges.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Seasonal Content