The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Scoreboard replacement offers other benefits

H-M-S considers ways to generate additional revenue

 

September 29, 2022

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H-M-S Athletic Director Mark Petersen mows the softball diamond in late May of 2020. The school board is mulling replacement of scoreboards at the district's outdoor athletic fields.

With scoreboards needing replacement, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School is considering options to update them and possibly increase revenue at the same time.

An online presentation allowed school board members to hear what options are available through Daktronics. Marketing and Advertising Consultant Jerry Sikkink said that scoreboards can entertain fans, and help fund equipment and consolidate sponsorships.

According to discussion, replacing the high school football, baseball and softball scoreboards would cost approximately $305,000, without installation. Through Daktronics' pro...



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