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THHS baseball players score a scoreboard

A new scoreboard has been installed at the Two Harbors High School baseball field. District funds, generous in-kind donations and fundraising by players paid for the $7,000 board. Photo by Jim Erickson.

The Two Harbors baseball team finally has the field of its dreams.

Completed eight years after the rest of the school, the field represents the efforts of the school’s players and custodial staff who ironed out turf issues and difficulties with the watering system over that time.

This season, athletes were finally able to play on their home field, but with one conspicuously missing piece of equipment – the scoreboard. School officials said in January that a scoreboard was originally in the construction plans for the new high school, but was never delivered. So earlier this year, the team asked the school board to pay for half of the $7,000 scoreboard. It then set about raising funds to cover the rest of the bill, accepting donations and bagging groceries.

Last week, Rick Osbakken from Agate Electric donated his time to wire the new scoreboard and get it up and running. North Shore Steel donated steel beams to support the board.

“It just looks really nice,” said Athletic Director Scott Ross, adding that Osbakken “went above and beyond” in setting up the lighted board.

Although baseball season is over for the Agates, the field and scoreboard will be used this summer by recreational teams. The baseball field is located behind the high school on Highway 2.

LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native who began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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