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Passing marks require facility upgrades on the hill

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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It’s been a special six months since being named Sports Editor in September at The Tomahawk. I’ve tried hard to bring stories to our readers that everyone enjoys.
I’ve received compliments about Tomahawk Talk and our Tomahawk Time Capsule which focuses on sports from past years.
And feature stories such as the ones on Andrew Matherly and Elisha Milam were well received and so were several others.
Sports play a major role in a small town or community. It has that same effect on Mountain City and Johnson County, Tennessee.
I started The Tomahawk’s All Tri-County team made up of players from Johnson, Carter and Unicoi counties. This has been well received by our readers and student athletes. It’s also given them some recognition throughout the area.
So far my stories have all been positive. But everything can’t be peaches and cream all the time.
Johnson County is a community surrounded by the beautiful mountains and stream. We have a nice high school and middle school.
But we need some upgrades and cosmetic changes within our athletic facilities.
The rock that was recently placed around the softball and baseball fields was a start. The potholes were beginning to mount up. And your car was a mess by the time you drove the circle.
Johnson County has a beautiful facility for these two sports. Yet with a few cosmetic changes it could be one of the best around.
It’s hard to watch a game from the stands especially on the first base side. And more parking is desperately needed back behind the backstop area.
There is another major pressing issue.

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