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New athletic facility in the works at Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone High School could soon be breaking ground on a new athletic training facility on campus.
The Washington County Board of Education recently approved the Boone Boosters Club’s plan to secure funds for the estimated $50,000 project.
Danny Good, athletic director at the school, said the project is the early phase of development.
“Right now, we are on the first step of this endeavor,” he said. “We have received permission from the school board to raise the funds needed for the facility. We will not break ground until the funds are raised. Step two will be construction.”
The building is expected to be 40-foot by 80-foot in size and sit next to the batting cages adjacent to the home dugout of the baseball field.
“We have a really good spot for it,” Good said. “We aren’t going to have to take out any parking for the addition of the building.”
With many high school sports now involving nearly year-round training, the summer months also bring athletes to the school.
“With the exception of dead period, a lot of our athletes train during the summer,” Good said. “This building will be available to them throughout the year and maintained by the coaches and the athletic department.”
With over 100 student-athletes on several teams attending Daniel Boone, scheduling conflicts have popped up over the use of the current weight room.
According to Good, males and females do not share the weight room simultaneously.
“The weight room inside the school will stay intact,” Good said. “The new multisport facility will be available for all of our athletes for recreational purposes.”
The conflicts regarding the current weight room should be minimized, as the new facility will also incorporate some weights.
The facility will serve more purposes than just weight training for athletics at Boone.
“It is cold outside during the time of the year when the baseball and softball teams begin practicing. We will be able to house retractable indoor batting cages for the teams to use,” Good said. “The golf team will also be able to take swings inside the building and even the cheerleaders will have a place they can use.”
The biggest push for a new athletic building reportedly came from the coaches at Boone.
“Our coaches have been the biggest support group of this project,” Good said. “Coach (Jeremy) Jenkins wanted to expand the weight room for the football team and Coach (Rick) Wagner and Coach (Rob) Hoover will have a place for the softball and baseball teams to take batting practice during bad weather. All of our coaches are very excited about the capabilities of this facility.”