New Scoreboard Installed at San Marin High Field

Booster Club handled it from start to finish, district says.

San Marin High School has a new scoreboard at Mead Field, and it's looking mighty slick.

The old scoreboard — nobody seems to know how old it was — was dismantled and the new wireless one was erected last week. Mustang Sports Boosters president Tom Gorman said fundraising efforts by the club paid for the new scoreboard.

"The old board certainly lived well past her lifespan," said San Marin athletics director Craig Pitti, "but with many of the continuous problems it was having year in and year out we knew a new board had to be installed ASAP. Through our San Marin All Sports Boosters and the generous fundraising efforts of our community, we were able to do this a year earlier then we had expected. Being a wireless board will help all of our teams that use the turf, including soccer and lacrosse for use at their games."

The installation comes one year after a new combined snack shack and restrooms were opened just a few feet from the scoreboard.

"Tom Gorman ... has left a real nice legacy of projects that have upgraded our facilities for our students and community," Pitti said. 

Pitti said school district officials hope to address the dilapidated condition of the press box and look into installing lights to maximize use of Mead Field's turf.

Novato High's scoreboard was changed about five years ago when the synthetic field was installed, according to Novato Unified School District maintenance chief Dave Ashe.

Mark Burnham October 02, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I agree. Lights and the added hours available at the SM facility would benefit Novato in so many ways. Increased revenues, a greater sense of community & far more hours for HS and youth sports. Build it.
BJL October 02, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Yes Lights.... our High School kids would have so much fun at night games.
Rob Hardman October 03, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Well stated Ron. I live right next to the field and support Friday night H.S. football like most of the country gets to have.
Dexter Kaziff October 03, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Novato vs. San Marin on a Friday Night...nothing could be better. Lights, please. There will be no extensive impact on anyone to have 5 lighted football games a year.
Mark Burnham October 03, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Dex. It wouldn't just be 5 per year. Football ain't the onlly game in town. Soccer, lacrosse, track & field .. to name a few. Dropping lights here for 5 days per year doesn't make financial sense, it isn't fair to other sports and full disclosure to the neighbors should be of utmost importance. Limitations must be put in to place on how many nights, how late, and any sounds that might eminate from the field. That being said.. bring on the lights!


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