YORK — York Comprehensive High School athletic director Steve Boyd says field maintenance is a top priority as the spring sports season draws near.
“Our baseball and softball fields require year-round maintenance,” Boyd said. “We were treating the fields back in October. This includes applying sand, dirt and Turface topping.”
YCHS has top athletic facilities since the new high school opened three years ago. But Boyd said much time has been devoted to improving the drainage systems at both fields.
“We’ve made a lot of progress,” he said.
Boyd said spring sports means heavy participation at YCHS.
“We’ll have as many as 250 participants and 12 teams this season. It’s great to see so many kids competing in the various spring sports.”
He said scheduling can be a problem.
“Scheduling can be a nightmare when events are rained out,” he said. “There are times when we have as many as eight or nine events in one day, home and away.”
Boyd said the athletic department does the best it can to catch up when there are rain delays. He said every effort is made to reschedule an event and sometimes it just doesn’t work out.
“There have been times when a late-season event that did not have playoff implications was not made up,” said Boyd.
The YCHS girls’ and boys’ track teams open the 2014 high school spring season March 10 at home against the Rock Hill Bearcats. The action begins at 5 p.m. at the stadium/track facility.
The YCHS boys’ tennis team opens the new season March 10 at home against Rock Hill, with a 5 p.m. starting time.
The Cougars begin Region 3-AAAA play March 11 at the Rock Hill Country Club. The match against the Rock Hill Bearcats is set for a 4 p.m. start.
In addition, the Cougar baseball team will host the Rock Hill Bearcats on March 11. The action begins with the JV teams competing at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity action at 7:15 p.m.
Other March 11 events include the Lady Cougar softball teams traveling to Rock Hill for JV action at 5 p.m. and the varsity teams competing at 7 p.m.
The varsity boys’ soccer team will host Rock Hill at the YCHS stadium, beginning with the JV game at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity action at 7 p.m.
The YCHS girls’ soccer teams travel to Rock Hill for 5:30 p.m. JV action and 7 p.m. varsity action in Bearcat Country.
Also on March 11, the YCHS boys’ golf team will compete against Rock Hill High School Bearcats at 4 p.m. at the Rock Hill Country Club.
For details, contact the athletic office at YCHS, 803-818-6244.