Published January 09, 2013
Baseball returns to Mary M. Knight this spring
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.