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High school sports slowly returning in Sonoma County, but nothing looks quite the same

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Windsor High School volleyball coach Christen Hamilton disinfects volleyballs to guard against the coronavirus, after a drill rotation, as the Jaguars hold their practice outdoors in the school quad, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2020

It’s hard to teach a volleyball player the proper way to dig when practices are not held on the shiny wooden floors of a gymnasium but on a grass patch in the middle of the quad.

Add to the list of challenges the temperature checks before workouts, the requirement to wear facial coverings that get hot and sweaty almost immediately, and then the frequent use of spray disinfectant on balls. But Windsor High School volleyball coach Christen Hamilton is not complaining. Not at all. Even when temperatures hit the upper 80s and 90s in September and scorched her outside practices, she was still enthusiastic and running training sessions because her players wanted to be there.

“They still showed up, they were still there,” she said. “They just love it. This is what brings a lot of them together.”

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Casa grad Kamages major contributor to SRJC baseball

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Rich Langdon/For the Argus-Courier
Rich Langdon/For the Argus-Courier

After racing to an impressive 18-2 record to begin its 2020 baseball campaign, the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs had their baseball season canceled almost immediately after achieving the No. 1 ranking in California community college play.

Coach Damon Neidlinger’s club, stocked at many key positions by players from high school programs in Petaluma, had to shut things down because of state mandates concerning the threat of the coronavirus pandemic

Local baseball fans will recognize many names on the Bear Cub roster from prep competition in this area, in addition to the successful run made by the Petaluma Leghorns in American Legion play over the last couple of seasons. The Leghorns captured the state title in 2019 and reached the semifinals in regional play in Fairfield.

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