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Sunday, April 28, 2019

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SLHS and CLHS new turf fields

SLHS and CLHS new turf fields

When football season starts next month, athletes at the three parish high schools will get to play on their very own turf fields for the first time ever.

The previous grass fields, which were removed in April, endured plenty of wear-and-tear throughout the school year due to constant south Louisiana rains during the sports season.

Many school-related functions were either postponed or canceled in the past due to muddy field conditions. The fields hosted high school varsity, junior varsity, freshman, middle school and recreation events during the season as well.

With turf fields in place, it will eliminate the need for constant maintenance work and will provide a safer and stable environment for all athletes.

Lafourche residents voted to renew a pre-existing millage to fund the artificial fields and other parish projects, such as constructing and improving school buildings. The cost to turf all three fields was $3.5 million.