Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Save the date for stadium names

Circle March 11 on your calendars, because that's when two committees will return to the Tracy Unified School District board with their suggestions for naming the West High pool and stadium and renaming the Tracy High football field.

The Tracy High field — now named after early football booster Peter B. Kyne — will likely stay the same. But the stadium attached to it will probably be christened after legendary local hall of fame coach Wayne Schneider.

What's less certain is the names that will be offered for the West High facilities. I've already been on record boosting for Pinkie Phillips Pool and Steve Lopez Stadium after the longtime Wolf Pack swim and football coaches. Lopez has told me he'd be honored (as long as it isn't called Steve Lopez Memorial Stadium, he stresssed).

Here's one last plea to the naming committees to give two large figures in the short history of West High sports their due.

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