Holmes' New Field

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    That's awesome for the Bulldogs. I hope that will help them grown their football program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    This Enquirer article from 1975 says the stadium was 50 years old, so I would assume 1925.

    Ludlow's coach was right. They won it all that year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Is it closer from Holy Cross to Thomas More than it is between Holy Cross and Holmes? Not that it really matters (relatively short distances either way), but just curious.
    Distance is not the issue. The issue is the up and down relationship between Holmes and Holy Cross decision makers. I'll just leave it at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkypete View Post
    Distance is not the issue. The issue is the up and down relationship between Holmes and Holy Cross decision makers. I'll just leave it at that.
    Was HC still using Holmes' field for free in the most recent years they used it? I want to say they did for years and that was one of the reasons those around Holmes were upset when HC said "no" when approached about splitting the cost of turf to cut back on maintenance costs.

    Holmes has been extremely generous and fair to HC over the years if what I have been told is indeed true. Maybe you can shed some light on the issue from an HC perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Turf is starting to be rolled out. After over 90 years of use, I'm glad to see Tom Ellis Stadium getting polished up a little.

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    Anyone know if the new scoreboard will be placed where the three poles are in this picture? I seem to remember being told they were also getting a new pressbox and scoreboard. @allsport71 ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Was HC still using Holmes' field for free in the most recent years they used it? I want to say they did for years and that was one of the reasons those around Holmes were upset when HC said "no" when approached about splitting the cost of turf to cut back on maintenance costs.

    Holmes has been extremely generous and fair to HC over the years if what I have been told is indeed true. Maybe you can shed some light on the issue from an HC perspective.
    I am not privy to all the details of what is going on in the minds of the individuals involved. I am also not one to gossip or go into major speculation if I don't know the entire story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Anyone know if the new scoreboard will be placed where the three poles are in this picture? I seem to remember being told they were also getting a new pressbox and scoreboard. @allsport71 ?????
    ...they definitely would have removed the columns by now if they were intended to come out, so I would assume they're getting a new scoreboard where the old one was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Ludlow's coach was right. They won it all that year!
    Ha, that's why I clipped the whole article to share instead of just the snippet about Holmes' field. I thought it was a cool page to check out what with the rankings and everything. Plus, hey...David Bowie's "Young Americans" was only $3.97!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    ...they definitely would have removed the columns by now if they were intended to come out, so I would assume they're getting a new scoreboard where the old one was.
    Old scoreboard is on the fieldhouse...that is why I asked. I don't think they've ever had a scoreboard on the field, but could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Old scoreboard is on the fieldhouse...that is why I asked. I don't think they've ever had a scoreboard on the field, but could be wrong.
    Ahh, that's right. It's been 4 or 5 years since I watched a game at Holmes last. Well in that case, I would have to guess a scoreboard is definitely going there.

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    This is great for Holmes. Now the Bengal Tigers will play some of their games there and help get more kids involed in football at Holmes.

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    I found those photos interesting. What street is that in the background? If it's Wallace, I'm thinking a rotation of about 10-15 degrees would have my old place in the picture. Used to watch Holmes games from my backyard skybox sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkypete View Post
    Distance is not the issue. The issue is the up and down relationship between Holmes and Holy Cross decision makers. I'll just leave it at that.
    That is the story I hear as well. I think I also heard that HC no longer uses Meinken for baseball either. I'm sure someone else could clarify that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    I found those photos interesting. What street is that in the background? If it's Wallace, I'm thinking a rotation of about 10-15 degrees would have my old place in the picture. Used to watch Holmes games from my backyard skybox sometimes.
    I think that is Sterrett Jim.

    And the field they play on now was rotated compared to where it was in early 70s. I just don't know by how much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    I found those photos interesting. What street is that in the background? If it's Wallace, I'm thinking a rotation of about 10-15 degrees would have my old place in the picture. Used to watch Holmes games from my backyard skybox sometimes.
    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    I think that is Sterrett Jim.

    And the field they play on now was rotated compared to where it was in early 70s. I just don't know by how much.
    On that end of the field in the picture Jim, pretty sure you're seeing the back yards of the houses that front on Sterrett.

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