District: La Porte HS baseball field not being torn down
The La Porte Community School Corp. says there are no plans to tear down a beloved baseball field used by La Porte High School. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the future of Schreiber Field was called into question as the district considered the possibility of building a new fieldhouse.
In a press release, the district any plans to destroy or remove the field are not in the works.
“Throughout our facility assessment and strategic planning efforts, the topic of tearing down or relocating Schreiber Field has not been discussed, planned, or considered,” the district said.
The field is named after Ken Schreiber, who coached the La Porte High School Slicers from 1967 to 1992. During that time, the school won seven state baseball championships and one national championship in 1987.
According to The Times, Schreiber was the ranked fourth in the U.S. for wins by a high school manager when he retired.
Jim Arnold, president of the district’s board of trustees, had previously said that the removal of Schreiber Field, as well as Kiwanis Field on which the school plays football, could be considered if the district decides to construct a new fieldhouse.
However, Arnold later clarified his remarks, saying there are no discussions related to the school’s baseball program.
You can read the full story from The Times of Northwest Indiana’s Noah Bortle by clicking here.