Northwest breaks ground on Athletic Complex

Northwest breaks ground on Athletic Complex

Ducks would have had more fun on the old Northwest football field, where the official ground breaking was to take place Thursday.


On what was to be groundbreaking day for the Northwest Athletic Complex and field, turned out to be just a preview of what will soon be, one of the finest athletic complexes and fields around the area. Todd Jenkins, Northwest Superintendent, said that due to the cancelling of the groundbreaking, they will make plans for a ribbon cutting type of ceremony in the fall, when all is complete, and the students can walk out on the field.


Jenkins, along with Dave Frantz, Northwest Athletic Director, and Kirk Donges, Architect for TSHD, gathered to discuss some of the great things happening in the building of Northwest’s Athletic Complex and Field.


Frantz has been the athletic director at Northwest for close to 20 years, and has been with Northwest for 31 years. He has coached many sports since he has been at Northwest, both jr. high girls and boys basketball & track, varsity track, head and assistant football coach, golf, head girls high school basketball coach, & a small stint as cheerleading advisor. With all of his experience with the athletics at Northwest, and asked how he felt about the new complex, Frantz said, “This is probably some or one of the biggest, most positive things that has happened to our district in years. We’re very excited, the community is excited, kids are excited and the coaches are. I think our track and football fields have fallen behind and now we have, I think, we’re gonna exceed all expectations.”