After a hard, depressing 5 months with sports being canceled left and right due to COVID-19,
most major sports opened their doors to complete their 2020 season.
It was the first time anything like this was done, so it was a miracle that it worked with minimal
Meanwhile, Montgomery County ruled in August that there would be virtual sports seasons. It
went well for months, as the practices were held in zoom sessions. However, as COVID-19
cases went down, the Board Of Education has decided that they could possibly open schools
again in March.
People were speculating that the sports seasons would remain virtual only, while others think
that they would be able to compete county-wide. Sophomore Kurtis Mensah said “ I would say
you go to practice 2 times a week so you know how the style of the team or club. Then you will
have zoom meetings when you don’t have practice.”
MCPS faces a long list of challenges before they can officially restart in-person sports, but it
could be possible.
Field hockey coach Cecilia Natoli stated “Our final MCPS Virtual Sports season or Spring sports
just got underway on Monday. As the push becomes greater to return to in-person schooling for
the second semester, our county is following the proper protocol and safety measures and
recommendations from the Governor, CDC, and MCPS, as they are developing plans for the
reopening of schools and our athletic program.”
She also stated, “If COVID-19 cases develop, more than likely the shutdown of schools and
athletics will occur and virtual learning may be the way of life through the rest of the school
The school year is soon to be over, as we are at the halfway point or the second semester.
While we heard that fall sports will be in-person, we don’t know if things could change.