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It's a Start

With Monday night's practice, Havre Northstars American Legion baseball became the first local team to return to the field or court since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Montana


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre's Quinn Reno throws a ball during Monday night's American Legion baseball practice at Legion Field. The Northstars held their first practice of the 2020 season Monday night, with safety measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Phase I of Gov. Steve Bullock's plan to re-open the state, legion baseball is allowed to practice as long as only 10 people are present at a time, and strict social distancing guidelines are followed.

The high school spring sports season got shut down due to COVID-19, but there was a possibility that the summer sports can still go on. Originally, the American Legion baseball in Montana had its season on hold, but after a decision last week to green-light practices, and with permission from local health boards, hope came back for the teams.

In the case of the Havre Northstars American Legion baseball club, the Hill County Health Board approved the plan that was presented to them, allowing the Northstars to go ahead with practices under social distancing guidelines and cleaning procedure...

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