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Hikes loom for sports events

Staff writer

Peabody-Burns school board heard at Monday’s meeting ticket prices for sporting events may go up.

Assistant principal Ray Savage told board members that Peabody-Burns is looking at raising prices from $4 for adults to $5.

Savage said that while football usually makes money off of admission prices, the reason for raising other prices is because other sports end up costing more money to run.

“I can make money usually during football; football usually carries everything else,” Savage said. “That’s not because basketball is not well-attended, basketball just has more officials [to pay].”

Board members asked if it was possible to top the price off at $20 for a larger family, and Savage said that while that has been brought up, there are issues that come with it.

“The trouble is then if dad parks the car or if dad comes in two hours later, leagues have had all kinds of troubles trying to keep that all together,” Savage said.

Savage also mentioned that superintendent Ron Traxson had previously mentioned creating a season pass, but that it has never worked out.

“He’s asked me to do that a couple times and we’ve never been able to pull it off,” Savage said. “People would rather just pay every game.”

No decision was made regarding ticket prices, but the issue will be discussed at a later date.

Savage also reported to board members that the Wheat State League is expanding, and that both Canton-Galva and Herington will join next year.

Savage said he’s happy with the changes.

“It’s a league we can compete in right now,” Savage said, “much better than we had been in Hillsboro and Hesston’s.”

In other business:

  • The board approved an acquisition of two empty lots near the school from the city and for Traxson to take care of legal acceptance of said property.
  • The board hired Stacey Sawyer for the position of assistant baseball coach and driver for the baseball team in spring of 2017.

Last modified Feb. 10, 2016