Summer sports will become a reality

Humboldt's veteran head softball coach Doug Van Pelt congratulates his players after a game in the 2019 season. School officials learned this week the high school baseball and softball seasons will be allowed to play as the state and nation tries to get back to normal from the coronavirus pandemic. Independent photo.

Summer sports will become a reality this summer in the state of Iowa after all.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds declared on May 20 that high school baseball and softball will be allowed to hold their seasons with a shortened version.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union both voted unanimously to allow for baseball and softball to be played in Iowa.

Practice will begin on June 1 with games being allowed starting June 15.

Details will come in the next several days on the guidelines and protocol to be used in resuming play during the coronavirus pandemic.

For Humboldt, teams will resume play with their schedules which are already in place. Humboldt's member league, the North Central Conference, has determined that the second round of games against league opponents will be used as counting games to determine the league champion at the end of the regular season.

Whether junior varsity and freshman games will be allowed for competition has not yet been determined.

Look for updates and the baseball and softball season previews in upcoming issues of the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started!

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