Back to the diamond

New head softball coach Mandi Moore addresses outfielders on the Ottumwa High School softball team Monday at Huston Field in Ottumwa. Players were spaced out on the bleachers and practiced in three different groups with infielders in the second session followed by pitchers and catchers in the final group, helping fifth-ranked (5A) OHS adhere to the social distancing guidelines in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Iowa became the first state in the country to bring back high school athletics on Monday with the first official day of prep baseball and softball practices being held