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Spring prep sports season finally underway across Malheur County

The track at Vale High School sat unused by prep athletes for a year but competition will heat up as the spring sports season kicks off. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – The spring prep sports season kicked off this week but in terms of Covid restrictions not much is going to change.

“The outdoor guidance will be very much like we had in football season,” said Tom Snook, Vale High School athletic director.

Malheur County is now categorized by the state at low risk of Covid, which means outdoor recreation venues are allowed a maximum of 50% capacity. Snook said he doesn’t see that limit to be a problem this spring.

“We will keep an eye on it,” he said.

Most softball and baseball seasons began Tuesday, and games are slated Thursday . . .