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High school sports jump into spring


February 24, 2021

STARTING THE SOFTBALL SEASON INSIDE – La Conner High softball coach Loran James introduces baserunning techniques at an indoor practice Monday afternoon at Landy James Gym. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

La Conner High spring sports teams launched their 2021 campaign earlier than usual with practices starting Monday afternoon.

Even so, they have some catching up to do.

After all, the 2020 season was entirely wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic. The school’s softball and baseball teams managed one scrimmage together in mid-March before campuses were closed statewide in response to the virus crisis.

In years past, the first day of full spring workouts would have coincided with completion of the state Hardwood Classic, held the first week of March, at the Spokane Arena.

This year the Wash...

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