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.