It's all about focus.
The pandemic has caused plenty of distractions this school year.
Students face the challenge of learning in classrooms where they must wear masks and social distance, and at home when they must do remote learning. Student-athletes have faced wondering if they would be able to play, and under what conditions.
But now that Haverhill High winter sports have begun, players must focus on their skills and training.
A recent test of that was tryouts for the Hillie girls basketball team and the start of practices.