by Lonnie Flippen -
The Valentine Junior High Pirates, along with the 6th graders, travelled to Study Butte, the home of Big Bend ISD, on Thursday, March 23 to help the Big Bend Piasanos with the grand opening of their new track. Big Bend ISD is one of a handful of Class A schools west of the Pecos River to have their own track facility. There was a large crowd of locals that came out on a very hot and very windy day for the historic event. A small group of athletes also participated from Marathon.