Despite all the snow still on the ground and the wind chill temperatures, the high school spring sports season started Monday. The so-called 8 and 2's begin today...indoor.

The MPA allows eight baseball pitchers and two catchers to begin throwing starting Monday. Full team tryouts and practices can begin next Monday.

In high school softball, any combination of the same 10 pitchers and catchers can begin throwing practice. Tryouts and practices begin next Monday.

Other spring sports, such as lacrosse, tennis and outdoor track will begin next Monday as well.