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North Pocono School District Prepares For Cross Country, Cheerleading and Girl's Tennis Seasons

North Pocono goes back on August 31st for the start of school in a hybrid situation.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — It's a Monday morning and the North Pocono Cross Country team is getting in another voluntary workout.

"We are pretty deep this year. We go about I would say that 10 that run pretty good times," said Aiden.

"They have been working so hard. We have a fantastic group of seniors that have been working hard for several years and I think that this time it's their year," said Faith.

Invitational meets that North Pocono planned on running in this season have been canceled. Also league officials met in July to eliminate the cluster meets and then each school was put into separate divisions. So they will race against those schools in the division that they sit in.

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"I want a season. I think that we should be able to. It is an outdoor sport. The meets have been reduced to one on one instead of the usual six teams, and so it's a lot of space in between there. I really think that we should have a season," said Travis.

The North Pocono cheerleaders stay outdoors working on their routines and a return to a hybrid set-up at school beginning August 31st.

"I am happy to be back because it's my senior year. I wish that we could be on the field soon hopefully if we can," said Maria.

"But it is good to be at practice and at least be able to be with them a little bit, but even if we can't be on the field, but  we are hoping that we can be so," said Brielle.

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Over on the courts is another good socially distant sport girl's tennis and 1st year head coach Julia Tofilska.

"And we have had an awesome dynamic here all the girl's are very helpful with keeping up with COVID-19 restrictions, and socially distancing as you can see. We try to keep at least 6 feet distance between us during practice," said Julia.

"Since quarantine we all have been kind of bored, but it feels good to get out and get some exercise even if we don't have a season. Hopefully we do but still we are having a good time," said Madison.

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Steve Lloyd Newswatch 16 sports Lackawanna County.