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The sports seasons are over for Abingdon-Avon High School. Prior to combining the two school districts, the Abingdon and Avon track programs have had much success throughout the years. The district would like to continue that success but training and practicing has been an issue for the last several years because of having a dirt/cinder track at A-Town High School in Abingdon. That surface has become non-existent with the advent of the asphalt and all-weather tracks that are at nearly every high school these days. Well, the Tornadoes track AND football programs are getting an upgrade. The school has begun putting an asphalt track surface down and while they were making improvements to the area, have decided to put a brand-new sod surface on the football field portion.
Abingdon-Avon Athletic Director Reid Kelso says the track success continued this spring and the improvements are going to benefit both programs and probably all the sports teams.
The A-Town football team has a practice field that is utilized during a normal season, therefore getting ready for the season shouldn’t be bothered. The Tornado’s first home game is scheduled for week 2 against Stark County. Should the field not be ready for play, options for the Tornadoes could include playing at Hanson Field on the Western Illinois University campus.
For the entire interview with Kelso, go to the SPORTS PODCAST section.
***Photos courtesy of Abingdon-Avon High School***