After months of being sidelined due to COVID-19, Waldo County high school student-athletes got back in the game — and back on the field/course — the week of Sept. 14.

Searsport District High School, Mount View High School and Belfast Area High School athletes, including those who participate in golf, cross country, soccer, field hockey and football, were back at practices, with plenty of Maine Principals' Association- and state-mandated pandemic safety protocols in place.

The following are photos and video from practices at the schools on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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