Faced with tightened budgets and being asked to do more with less, the field crews of these schools and organizations exemplified team work and dedication in 2010.

Pioneer announces 2010 Fields of Excellence winners

Pioneer Athletics has announced the winners of their 2010 Fields of Excellence awards. From a pool of over 200 applicants, Pioneer selected 76 athletic fields. Faced with tightened budgets and being asked to do more with less, the field crews of these schools and organizations exemplified team work and dedication in 2010.

As a direct result of the field crew’s hard work, two schools were honored with scholarships to give to a deserving student; Girard School District in Girard, Pennsylvania and Richmond High School in Richmond, Missouri.

All 76 fields displayed a commitment to excellence.  Each recipient will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a Fields of Excellence® banner. In addition to the two scholarship winning athletic fields, the other winners are:

Aquilla ISD – Aquilla, TX

Ball-Chatham School District #5 – Chatham, IL

Ballwin Athletic Association – Ballwin, MO

Bosqueville High School – Waco, TX

Brown County High School – Mount Sterling, IL

Bryn Mawr College – Bryn Mawr, PA

Buckeye Local Schools – Ashtabula, OH

Canton area School District – Canton, PA

City of Barrie – Ontario, Canada

City of Chesterfield – Chesterfield, MO

City of Davis – David, CA

City of Sanford – Sanford , FL

East SAC County High School – Wall Lake, IA

Eastern Hancock High School – Charlottesville, IN

Edwardsville School District – Edwardsville, IL

Elwood USD 486 – Elwood, KS

Evangel Christian Academy – Shreveport, LA

Fairbanks High School – Milford Center, OH

Fairport Harding High School – Fariport Harbor, OH

Firebaugh High School – Firebaugh, CA

Firelands High School – Oberlin, OH

Fremont High School – Fremont, IN

Goochland High School – Goochland, VA

Grandview ISD – Grandview, TX

Granville Exempted Village School District – Granville, OH

Heritage High School – Leesburg, VA

Iredell ISD – Iredell, TX

Logansport Community Schools – Logansport, IN

Los Fresnos CISD – Los Fresnos, TX

Magna Vista High School – Ridgeway, VA

Marceline R-V Schools – Marceline, MO

Medfield Parks & Recreation Department – Medfield, MA

Monticello High School – Monticello, IL

New Bremen Local Schools – New Bremen, OH

New London Spicer Sr. High School – New London, MN

Noble & Greehough School – Dedham, MA

Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Alva, OK

Nova Southeastern University – Ft Lauderdale, FL

Olmsted Falls High School – Olmsted Falls, OH

Oswego East High School – Oswego, IL

Palmer High School – Palmer, TX

Pennsauken High School – Pennsauken, NJ

Platte Valley Schools – Kersey, CO

Porter Gaud Academy – Charleston, SC

Prospect Charter School District #59 – Prospect, OR

Reicher Catholic High School – Waco, TX

River Dell  Regional School District – Oradell, NJ

Salmon River Schools – JSD #243 – Riggins, ID

San Diego Jewish Academy – San Diego, CA

Sherman Independent School District – Sherman, TX

Sierra High School – Manteca, CA

South Bend Community School Corp. – South Bend, IN

Southeast High School – Bradenton, FL

Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authoriy – Martinsville, VA

Southwest Baptist University – Bolivar, MO

St. Joseph Public Schools – St. Joseph, MI

Stone Bridge High School – Ashburn, VA

Sweet Home CSD – Amherst, NY

Tarkio R-1 High School – Tarkio, MO

Timber Creek High School – Orlando, FL

Tom Bean ISD – Tom Bean, TX

Trenton Sr. High School – Trenton, MO

Trine University – Angola, IN

Trinity Valley School – Fort Worth, TX

Tuslaw High School – Massillon, OH

University of New Hampshire – Durham, NH

Valentine Community Schools – Valentine, NE

Vidor High School – Vidor, TX

Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA

Washington High School – Kansas City, KS

West Jefferson High School – West Jefferson, OH

West Michigan Whitecaps – Comstock Park, MI

Whitesboro Independent High School – Whitesboro, TX

Worland High School – Worland, WY



            Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance goes unrecognized and often, unappreciated. The Fields of Excellence® award program honors outstanding athletic fields and the hard working field crews who diligently maintain them. The Fields of Excellence® award program was established in 1998 and has honored hundreds of fields since its creation.


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