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School Board eyes video scoreboard for WCHS
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The School Board is considering adding a video scoreboard to Charlie Dalton Gym similar to this one.

High school sports enthusiasts, a Sportable Scoreboard may be coming to Charlie Dalton Gym at WCHS.

At a recent School Board workshop, members discussed the perks of having a video scoreboard that is paid for by advertisements at certain levels.

“It would be sponsored by businesses in the community,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “This company is the one that actually solicits the advertisements. They are the ones that go out to the business and they would provide, setup and train us on how to use the equipment.”

When it comes to potential location spots for the stationary scoreboard, the School Board discussed the option of placing it on the south wall on the left side because of the available wall space.

“Anytime you can enhance the facilities our players use on home game nights, I think it is beneficial for those players and those who are attending our games,” said WCHS boys basketball coach Chris Sullens. “Whether it be a new scoreboard, bleacher upgrades and or a new sound system, any upgrade to our home gym would be a welcome addition to our team and the fans who support our student-athletes.”

WCHS athletic director Todd Willmore agreed while explaining how the scoreboard would enhance viewing at Charlie Dalton Gym.

“The video board shows replays and one of our competitors, Stone Memorial High School, got one a couple of years ago and they have raved about it,” said Willmore.

However, the School Board touched on some concerns regarding the sponsorship of the scoreboard.

“The only consideration I’ve thought about is that other programs might suffer if the community donates to the scoreboard instead of other programs and clubs,” said Cox. “We don’t want to deplete those sponsorships.”

A representative from Sportable Scoreboard will at the School Board meeting Thursday, May 24, to answer questions and provide more details on the topic.