MILTON — It was sunny and 70 degrees on Thursday, ideal weather for Milton High School's spring sports athletes who are practicing for the first time in nearly two years.
Due to the pandemic, last year's spring sports season was cancelled, leaving nets, fields and dugouts empty.
Athletic Director Marcel Choquette said he and the district's custodial staff have been hard at work readying the MHS fields for the 2021 season. This has been hard and difficult work he said, given that the fields haven't been used in almost two years.
Spring sports competition is set to begin next weekend, on Saturday, April 17. As was true during the winter, two-ply facial coverings must be worn by all players, coaches, officials, staff and spectators at all times, including during active play.
To the thrill of parents and peers, spectators will be allowed to attend match-ups. Social distancing must occur between households, and the Agency of Education recommends that interactions between spectators and participants should be minimized before, during and after events.
Attendance cannot exceed the state's current 150-person capacity for outdoor events. Choquette said the Milton athletic department is currently working on finalizing guidelines and procedures for spectators.
The Independent stopped by the high school on Thursday to capture the school's teams in action. Stay tuned early next week for photos of Boys' Baseball, Girls' Softball and Boys' Lacrosse.