Two major sports-related items were approved by the Washington School Board during its meeting Monday night.

Rauch Field will get a complete makeover with the installation of a turf field, a track, lights, bleachers on the visiting sideline and a sidewalk and fence around the perimeter of the field.

Work is expected to begin Monday, April 29. The hope is to have it completed by Sept. 6.

Additionally, the school board approved the hiring of Grant Young as new varsity boys basketball coach and Adam Meyer as the junior varsity boys basketball coach.

See Wednesday's Missourian for the complete story.