It may seem like the high school winter sports season just started, but the post-season is already on the horizon.
Nordic and alpine skiers have competed against other schools for a few weeks, and now their counterparts on local hockey and basketball squads can join them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with sports worldwide — canceled competitions, shortened seasons or none at all, pro teams playing to empty seats, drastic drops in revenue.
On Monday, student-athletes at Lamoille Union, Peoples Academy and Stowe High School began limited practices for most of the regular winter sports offered by their respective schools.
Like almost every other aspect of life in Vermont, high school sports and the athletes who play them were deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.