For the first time since the late 1980s, Mary M. Knight High School will field a baseball team starting this spring.
In a school-wide survey earlier in the fall, more than 20 students in the small Class 1B school west of Shelton said theyd turn out if a team was formed, and the school board approved the additional sport. English and history teacher, Steve Powell, a former city editor at The Olympian, will be the teams coach.
Principal and athletic director John Schultz said a field and pitchers mound is currently being worked on adjacent to the Owls football field.
Second base is by (one of the removable) goalposts, Schultz said.
And because MMK doesnt have a fastpitch program, the baseball team will be co-ed, Schultz added. This is the second time in five years the school has brought back a sports team. In 2008, the school resurrected its football program after canceling it in 2004. In addition to football and soon-to-be baseball, the school also offers volleyball, boys and girls basketball, and track and field.