Mar 20, 2015 2:38 PM

Winter leaves high school sports fields damaged

High school sports are gearing up for yet another season, but after this tough winter it might be some time before they get out on the fields.

"It's like going to the prom and your date dumps you. You get all dressed up and have nowhere to go," said Steve Mello, Concord High School Athletics.

Fields are soggy, and some are still snow covered. With temperatures still feeling like winter and no snow melt in sight, coaches say they'll have to get creative.

"I think my guys know that they're not playing baseball in Florida or Texas. We've been through this before and we'll go to an indoor facility or play in the parking lot until the weather cooperates," said Bill Dod, Souhegan High Varsity Baseball Coach.

But could all the soggy conditions be the cause for other issues this spring, like possible injuries?

"I won't let my guys out on the fields if we think they are too wet or too dangerous. When we go out it's going to be what is safe for them," Dod said.


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