It’s officially spring, at least for high school athletes.
Monday, with afternoon temperatures near 40, was the first day across Pennsylvania that spring sports teams were allowed to practice. Despite the chilly air, some teams took advantage of the weather and ventured outdoors.
The WPIAL spring sports are baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and field, boys tennis and boys volleyball.
Teams can scrimmage Saturday.
The first regular-season matches for boys tennis are March 12. The other sports start their schedules March 23.
— Connellsville Sports (@CASD_Athletics) March 5, 2018
Mandatory practice starts today!! BE THERE!!! ⚾️ 3-5:30
— Fort Cherry Softball (@FCLRSoftball) March 5, 2018
You’ve put in the time.You’ve put in the effort.Now let’s get down to business. #Gameon
— FreeportHS Baseball (@FAHS_Baseball) March 5, 2018
Good luck to all spring sports athletes as they bring their first week of practice pic.twitter.com/WBL1yy4csm
— BVASD Athletics (@BvasdAthletics) March 5, 2018
Girls softball practice will be at the high school today on our field. Great to be outside on the first day of spring sports!!!
— Vince Sortino (@MyBWAthletics) March 5, 2018
Spring Sports start today!! Good luck to all of our spring sport athletes – work hard, have fun, respect the game! Go LEBO!!
— MtLebanon Sports (@MtLebanonSports) March 5, 2018
Good luck to all student-athletes beginning spring sports today…Go Eagles !
— Eagles (@Southparkpride) March 5, 2018
It’s also the first day in Ohio …
— OHSAA Sports (@OHSAASports) March 5, 2018
Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at [email protected] or via Twitter @CHarlan_Trib.