August 8, 2022

Prep athletes, coaches seek normalcy as fall sports get started

There was a distinct feeling of excitement this week for local high school athletes and…

There was a distinct feeling of excitement this week for local high school athletes and coaches as the fall sports season got under way with the first day of practices Monday.

Gone were the masks, social distancing and other measures that were put in place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead it was largely back to normal for prep athletes participating in football, soccer, volleyball and cross country.

“It feels good. We’re getting closer,” said Thurston athletic director Justin Starck, who also coaches the school’s football team. “We still have to do contact tracing and things like that, but for the most part things feel normal.”