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FCHS softball players, parents ask Board of Ed. for assistance

Fayette County High School’s football stadium has gotten a much-needed new look this year, and another Tiger squad is hoping their turn is coming. At the latest Board of Education meeting, players and parents from the FCHS softball team asked for assistance in helping improve the squad’s home.
It wasn’t long ago that Tiger softball ranked among the best programs. In 2002, they were state champions in the state’s largest classification. Now, the field they play on is in rough shape. It lags behind the rest of the school, including its location not within eyeshot of the building, and most other softball fields in the area.
One of the chief concerns is the lack of proper restrooms. Port-a-potties are an option, or it’s the long walk back up to the school in hopes that the doors are still unlocked, otherwise there is a trek to Arby’s.
One player also pined for a better practice facility. They have a batting cage structure, she said, but the players are afraid to use it because they think it is unsafe.
Morale is not where it should be for the team, and they want to turn it around now. With young talent on the squad, the Tigers are ripe for a turnaround. The parents and players of FCHS want to be great, they are just asking for a little help to get there.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.