Superintendent Ron Traxson announced at Monday’s school board meeting that the Peabody-Burns coop with Hillsboro for baseball will also have enough players to field two teams.
“We will have enough to run a JV program if all these guys go through with what they say,” Traxson said.
Traxson estimated 12 students from both schools are interested in playing, which brings the roster up to 24 players, enough to have a JV team.
Principal Randy Savage will be heading to Hillsboro next week to discuss the schedule possibilities for JV with the Hillsboro coach.
Although the prospects of having enough teammates are looking bright, there were a couple of issues that came up.
Board members discussed in previous meetings having a driver take players to and from baseball practice, but Traxson expressed concern with being able to find a driver, since they are still in search for a substitute driver for the school.
“I don’t’ know if we can get a driver,” Traxson said. “We can’t even get a substitute driver.”
Traxson suggested to board members the idea of hiring an assistant coach to help drive the players to practices and games.
“I would maybe like to explore and see who would be willing to be an assistant and get a CDL so we can drive children up there,” he said.
In other business:
- Board members voted to use a grant that was received from Ag-Co in cooperation with the Steel Workers Union of America for new playground equipment. “It’s not just for the school,” Traxson said, “it’s for anyone who can come and hang out and let the little ones play.”