(Farmington, Mo.) Ever since MSHSAA released a statement back in mid-April outlining rule changes that allows seniors to remain eligible to participate in team activities this summer, schools around Missouri have worked feverishly to come up with a way to make the return to athletics a reality.

Farmington baseball assistant coach Josh Hoehn says their district has a multi-phase plan to get his players back on the diamond.

While several schools in the Regional Radio listening area are eyeing mid-June to begin summer activities, Hoehn says Farmington’s plan will allow the Knights to begin practicing on Monday.

However, he says those practices will look very different.

Even as optimism mounts regarding a return to athletics, Hoehn says it will still take a community-wide effort for the plan to be executed effectively.

Farmington baseball had one of the biggest senior classes in the area with 11 seniors on the team this spring.

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