The scoreboard is one of the few identifying markers left at the Troy University Softball Complex as the Trojans will be getting a newly renovated field and stadium in time for the 2014 season. (Photo/Ryan McCollough)
The scoreboard is one of the few identifying markers left at the Troy University Softball Complex as the Trojans will be getting a newly renovated field and stadium in time for the 2014 season. (Photo/Ryan McCollough)

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Out with the old…

Published 10:25pm Monday, October 21, 2013

Construction projects  continue on both sides of Elm St.

Troy residents have seen their fair share of construction along Elm St. over the past few months.

While some of the projects have wrapped up, two of the major endeavors are still ongoing.

The block work for the foundation of the new Charles Henderson Middle School building has been laid and construction crews are beginning to put the walls and other parts in to place.

Despite weather delays, the architects and sub contractors “are doing a great job of playing catch-up” on the renovation of Charles Henderson Middle School, said Lee Hicks, superintendent.

“They’re putting the roof on the cafetorium now and getting ready to lay the foundation for the main part of the classrooms,” he said. “They’ve played catch-up (after the rain delays) and we appreciate that.”

Hicks said the project is on schedule. “It’s been our goal to be in that building for the start of the 2014-2015 school year and right now they feel like we’re on track to make it.”

The Troy Softball Complex is also in the middle of renovations.

Gone are the dugouts, bleachers and bull pens, leaving only the playing surface, scoreboard and press box standing.

The new complex is expected to be completed in time for the 2014 season, and Troy athletic director John Hartwell feels the new facility will take the softball program, and all of Troy athletics to a new level.

“When this facility is completed next spring, our softball facility is going to be on par with any complex in the country, not just seating wise, but certainly with the day-to-day home of our softball program,” said Hartwell. “Certainly with facilities the “wow” factor is huge in recruiting. When recruits come to see this facility it will have the “wow” factor. We’re very excited about the future of our softball program.”

 

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