The shrill sound of a whistle pierced the midday heat at Kellenberg. Feet raced over the green turf at St. John the Baptist. Players in Holy Trinity uniforms used tightly strung rackets to rocket tennis balls around Hicksville’s Cantiague Park.
High school sports have returned to Long Island for what is shaping up to be a very unconventional season amid the COVID-19 pandemic and these were just a few of the signs on Saturday.
With extensive state-mandated protocols, schools were permitted Monday to restart sports for the first time since the coronavirus halted them in the second week of March. The Island’s nine Catholic schools started up over the course of the past week and now are all having tryouts and practices for low-risk sports with games to start in October.
The two governing bodies for Long…