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Practices stall amid snow and mud

Not so long ago, Rocky Batty, the Wellesley High boys’ lacrosse coach, told his players, “I don’t know when the next practice is; just show up with shovels tomorrow.” It was a cry echoed by coaches throughout the area as the harsh winter set upon high school spring teams and the fields they play on. “They shoveled as much as they could off the field,” said Batty.

Late winter snow storms, along with cold and cruel winds, had coaches trying to find indoor time and space for any kind of workout last week, while athletic directors were busy rescheduling games into May.

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