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PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSINGS MEAN HALT TO SPRING SPORTS

SCHSL to meet 1 pm Monday to determine future action.

The spring sports season for the S.C. High School League is officially on hold. 

On Sunday, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced plans to close all public high schools through March 31 during the current coronavirus crisis. This means all contests and practices for spring sports (soccer, tennis, golf, baseball, softball and lacrosse) will be suspended. The announcement also extends to all colleges, universities and technical colleges. 

The SCHSL is scheduled to hold a 1 pm Monday conference call of its Executive Committee to decide on the remaining portion of the spring sports schedules.. 

SCISA has already suspended its spring sports schedule through April 3. 

The past week has seen several college and high school sporting events cancelled both locally and naitonally: 

  • The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournament

  • Southeastern Conference spring sports

  • The College World Series

  • The Carolinas All-Star Classic 

  • The North-South All-Star Classic

  • NIKE Palmetto Cup 

  • The Carolina Cup 

  • McDonald’s All-American Game

  • Jordan Brand Classic

  • GEICO Nationals

  • AAU basketball events (NIKE, EYBL, Under Armour, Adidas

The prospect of the suspension or cancellation of spring sports weighed heavily on the mind of the players and coaches who competed this past weekend. 

“(The seniors) they’re just in a tough situation,” Lexington baseball coach Brian Hucks said. “They’ve worked their entire lives for their senior years and now, something completely out of their control may impact if they get to play again or have a delay or whatever may be.“It’s tough. We put our arms around them and tell we love them and hug them and whatever will be will be and we’ll just figure out the next step we go.”

“Control what you can control,” Gilbert baseball coach Ashley Burnett said. “We don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring. We can only handle today and whatever’s going to happen, it’s out of our hands. Our job is to when they allow us to play, our job is to play our very best. If something happens and it gets suspended or something like that, our job is to be, hopefully, mature enough to handle that and come back ready to play.”

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