Extreme Heat Impacting Local High School Sports

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NEWBURYPORT (WBZ-AM) -- They're called fall sports--things like football, field hockey, track, and the like--but the weather is anything but fall-like, and that is making coaches rethink how they work their players.

Newburyport High Field Hockey Coach Jess DeLacey told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker that they'll be reducing the amount of running at practice, and also possibly talking and strategizing more than working out. 

"It's kind of a bummer, obviously, to start out the season with such extreme heat, just because, beginning of the season, before games--games start next week--we're just trying to get kids fully conditioned and prepared to play in games," DeLacey said.

There will also be cooling stations for the student athletes.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker (@radiobenparker) reports

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