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Husky softball supporters engineer purchase, installation of new scoreboard


May 16, 2017

Photo by Sean C. Morgan AMY BURKE, her children and senior softball players appear with the new high school softball scoreboard following a shutout of the Sisters Outlaws last week. From left are Burke, Brooke Burke, senior Sarita Zanona, Jaxson Burke and Madi Barringer. Burke Logging sponsored the scoreboard.

Fans and parents now can easily keep track of things during high school softball games thanks to Burke Logging, which purchased a new scoreboard for the program.

The scoreboard is mounted on a trailer and can easily be moved out of the way during the Oregon Jamboree, which uses the south field and softball fields annually the first weekend in August.

When she attends games, Amy Burke said, she and other spectators haven’t been able to see a score.

Ron Moore approached Amy and her husband Aaron Burke, owners of Burke Logging, about sponsoring the scoreboard. The Burkes have a daughter playing on a younger softball team.

“It just makes everything look nicer,” Amy Burke said.

“I’m so thankful for Burke Logging for providing that for the girls,” said Head Coach Karyn Hartsook, calling it a special show of support. She also thanked Moore for handling the logistics of it.

With the wet weather, Moore said, it was difficult to install sleeves into the ground to allow the scoreboard to be portable.

So local logger and softball coach Shane Cochran donated a trailer, Moore said. Moose Creek Machine and Repair permanently attached it to the trailer.

“I pulled it down here. The School District ran the wiring. Now we can just hook up to it and move it away.”

The School District also paid for the jacks for the outrigger, Moore said.

The scoreboard is operated using a wireless controller.


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