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CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board approved a $1,604,785 million bid from Shaw Sports Turf to build a football and baseball field on the school’s campus Wednesday night during a virtual meeting.

A separate softball turf project has also been approved, with all playing surfaces expected to be completed by the end of May, if not sooner.

Claysburg-Kimmel athletic director Brian Helsel said the final combined football-baseball field would be “similar” at Johnstown’s Sargent Stadium at the point which is used for both baseball and football by Catholic Bishop McCort.

Board approval was unanimous.

Helsel said it’s too early to tell how construction will impact Claysburg-Kimmel’s baseball and softball seasons this spring. The community of Claysburg has a baseball diamond at its elementary school and there are a few local softball fields.

The Bulldogs are currently playing home football games at Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg for the second year in a row. The new complex will be ready for next year’s football season.

“We visited Cambria Heights and Altoona and had the chance to walk on their surfaces,” Helsel said. “We received rave reviews (about Shaw Sports Turf, who also took care of the turf fields for these schools) and received great feedback from them.”

— From mirror reports

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