Goal posts added to Shelby practice field

Goal posts recently were installed at the new football practice field behind Shelby High School.

Efforts for the new field began in early 2020 when construction crews began moving dirt for what would become the football practice field.

The new field was built so that the site of the existing practice field at that time could be used for the new pre-kindergarten-through-8th grade school that's now being built behind Shelby Middle School.

Scott Harvey — the Shelby school district's director of building maintenance, grounds and safety — estimates that football players will begin practicing on the field about Aug. 1.