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News Brief: Monday’s solar eclipse may cause sports cancellations

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On Friday, April 5, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) issued an advisory warning to all school sports teams in the state, urging them against holding games and practices during Monday’s solar eclipse.

The MIAA stated that outdoor activity during the eclipse could lead to “inadvertent exposure” to harmful ultraviolet light (UV) that could be harmful to athletes.

Currently, some districts in the state have canceled practices and games that were set to take place during the eclipse. As of Friday, April 5, officials in Wayland have not released a decision regarding whether sports practices and games will take place during Monday’s eclipse.

“I’m a little worried [about playing during the eclipse], because players are going to have to look up to serve,” junior and varsity tennis player Arya Samaratunga said. “But I’m not that concerned, because it shouldn’t last too long.”

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Kally Proctor
Kally Proctor, Co-Features Editor
Kally Proctor, Class of 2024, is a third year reporter and co-features editor for WSPN. She is captain of the high school’s mock trial team and tennis team in the spring. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with friends, visiting new places and finding new books to read. Contact: [email protected]
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Reva Datar, Class of 2025, is a third year reporter and opinion editor for WSPN. She does Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, writing, baking and traveling with friends. Contact: [email protected]
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Alyssa Ao, Class of 2025, is a co-graphics editor for WSPN. She is also one of the Math Team captains and co-president of the Art Club. Outside of school, she enjoys art, playing piano and watching TV. Contact: [email protected]
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