By: Abbie Waters
On January 24, the softball field for the middle and high school by the name of the Birdcage was vandalized. The insides of the dug outs were spray painted with black paint. Parts that were affected included the benches, the walls, and the ground with phrases and other forms of graffiti. A similar experience happened last July. Unfortunately, the vandals were not identified. Eighth grade softball player Ellie Rowland said, “It really annoys me because we just got this field a couple years ago and to have people disrespect that and disrespect us as a team is very annoying and makes me mad. Softball tryouts are in less than three weeks so we need to use the game for practice and games.” The damage done to the field hasn’t just effected the dugouts, it has an impact on the players that use it to practice something they are passionate about.