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4- District looks at stipend plan to help turnaround at Hemphill. - Page 3B May 24, 2017 Page 1B BY MOSES LEOS III After eight years of wear, tear and numerous tack- les, Hays CISD will replace the in-place artificial tuff at both Shelton S;adium and Lobo Field. That decision was made after the board of trustees approved a $745,082 bid from Paragon to replace the current synthetic sur- face, which was installed in 2009. Carter Scherff, Hays CISD acting superinten- dent, said May 15 the district solicited proposals from three companies for the new turf and will use $1.6 million the district had set aside for field replacement. The district, starting in 2009, set aside $200,000 in committed fund balance annually for the eventual replacement of the field, Scherff said. While conditions va , Scherff said eight years is the normal life expectancy for artificial turf. "Generally, if you get eight years, you've done well," Scherf said. "If you get ten years, you've done really, really well." Scherff said the district is only addressing the turf and not the base layers underneath the "rug," which would constitute a higher price tag. The district is also preparing for the addition of a third turf field, which is to go at the new high school being built next to Carpenter Hill Elementary. Scherff said the district would leave the remaining $800,000 or so in commit- ted fund balance, while reducing the annual com- mitment to $100,000. He expects the potential $1.6 million set aside by the dis- trict to fully cover all three fields that will be used. "It will provide a little extra. If we can replace two (fields) for $800,000, we should be able to replace three for $1.2 million," Scherff said. "In another eight years, my expectation is we will have to do significant work to the base underlying the field." The move is the second turf replacement at Shel- ton Stadium and the initial replacement at Lobo Field. Hays CISD installed the first synthetic turf field at Shelton Stadium in 2003, which was followed by the construction of Lobo Field when Lehman High was built in 2004. PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III A participant in the 2015 Hays High football camp goes through an agility drill on the turf at Shelton Stadium. Hays CISD officials approved a $700,000 bid to replace the field turf surfaces at Shelton Stadium and Lobo Field. Hays Rebel wide receiver Nate "Fate (left) reachers-- over a defender to make a catch during a team practice at Shelton Stadium May 18. After roughly a full month on the field, Hays will wrap up its 2017 spring football schedule this week and will next hit the field when pre-season workouts begin August 14. A full recap of the spring football season can be found in next week's Hays Free Press. PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III From the Sidelines by Moses Leos III Apparently good ' ol HenryJ. Fate ouldn't let the San Antonio Spurs go off easy. After all, it only t0oI :the turn of an ankle fdbHiig Antonio's :gee rigly optimistic playoff run to a close. Yes, losing Kahwi Leon- ard to a freak ankle injury was the primary Catalyst in the Spurs' season-end- ing sweep to the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs shouldn't feel too bad, however, as Gold- en State has swept all three ofitsWestem Conference opponents with a thou- sand bristle broomstick While it's not hard to ask the "what ifs," Dandy Don Meredith's axiom, "if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas," prob- ably applies, too. Let's not also lose sight of San Antonio's five championships in the last 20 years. Golden State is still searching for one. Suc- cess can make sports fans spoiled. Ask this Spurs fan, FROM THE SIDELINES, 2B PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Lobo mountain bike team member Justin Greenfield navigates a small creek bed near the disc golf course at Steeplechase Park in Kyle as a sophomore in 2014. BY MOSES LEOS III this year signed a letter : of intent to compete in Looking back, Lehman mountain biking at Mars High senior Justin Hill University in North .... Greenfield couldn't have Carolina. imagined success in the Getting to that point mountain biking and was an exercise in im- cycling world, pro ag skills along the Where most young, way. sters begin bicycling at 5, Justin Greenfield's ori- Greenfield was intro-gins in mountain biking duced to the sport at age began when his father, 7, who got into cycling at "I never thought I age 40, sought a riding would be into it. It took parmer. me a while to start,"Justin went with his Greenfield said. "I never father on trails, where he thought of the idea Ioften caught up with his could do this in a sport dad at intersections dur- because I was so far ing the ride. behind." It didn't take Justin Through hard work Greenfield long to sur- and determination, pass Paul's experience. along with help from his Justin was able to keep up father, Patti, Justin earlier with his dad after one or two weeks. At that point, the roles were reversed. "I was the one that was having to wait for him (on the trail)," Justin said. It wasn't until the 8th grade when Justin began thinking about racing on the trails competitively. He did so after his father raced in an event in Las Vegas, NE. During that time, Paul came up on a National Interscholastic Cycling Association tent, where he learned about a Texas High School racing league that was starting up. That next fall, Justin, who was a freshman at BIKING, 2B " Ip 1 |I