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The Indiana High School Athletic Association officially cancelled the spring sports season Thursday, meaning no softball, baseball, girls tennis, boys golf, and boys / girls track for the 2019-20 school year.

No games, no meets, no prom, no graduation.

All Indiana schools found out their fate Thursday afternoon when Governor Eric Holcomb announced in a press conference the cancellation of all on-site schooling for the remainder of the school year. Shortly after, the Indiana High School Athletic Association made an announcement of its own, following suit by cancelling all spring sports activity. This doesn’t come as much of a shock, considering the rapid growth of COVID-19 cases throughout the country. However, local athletes, coaches and administration alike held out hope that they could play shortened seasons come May 1. Even a two- or three-week season would provide some closure for the seniors. Now, they won’t even get the chance to take the field, court, course for the final time as a high-schooler.

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