School sports looked pretty different this year. Dillingham 11th grader David Wetter talks about his own experience as a student athlete during the pandemic. Sports are something many residents in Bristol Bay can connect with. Sports to me are a time when I can express myself. However, since COVID, our gyms have been quiet for almost a year, and that hurts. Don't mistake this as a lack of empathy. In no way are gyms being closed as bad as everything else COVID has done. However, due to an increase in vaccinations, and diligent mask-wearing, these past few months we have been able to get into the gym. Basketballs bounce, and volleyballs are spiked -- what wonderful sounds.