In the darkness of virus, hope for Hull sports springs eternal
It’s ironic that this column is entitled “In the Sport-light.” All the sports activities have fallen into darkness. In short, sports in Hull are cancelled until further notice due to concerns regarding the coronavirus.
So here’s what I know:
The Hull High School spring sports season has been delayed. The official first day of practice was supposed to be this past Monday but has been postponed to Monday, March 30, and that date may also be pushed back.
The start of the regular season that was scheduled to begin on March 31 has been delayed to Monday, April 27, according to Hull High School athletic director, Scott Paine. He also indicated that no decisions have been made yet regarding makeup games for those contests that have been cancelled or how this will affect the state tournament. “The athletic directors are in constant communication, and we have decided to wait until next week to get together and discuss how we move forward,’’ he said.
The cancellation also impacted Hull High’s winter cheerleading team, which qualified for the state competition last week, only to see that event cancelled.
The Hull Youth travel basketball teams that were scheduled to play in the playoff semi-finals and potentially the championship games last weekend saw those games cancelled, with no plan in place to reschedule, according to Hull Youth basketball director Dan Dahill. The Hull Youth basketball in-town semi-finals were also cancelled, as was the all-day in-town championship day that was scheduled for this Saturday.
Normally, Hull Youth travel soccer would be getting ready to kick off the spring season the first week of April. However, that has been delayed, with all practices and games not happening until April 15 … maybe.
But hope springs eternal. I plan to move forward as planned for the next two weeks, bringing you spring team and season previews for the Hull High School baseball, softball, girls’ and boys’ lacrosse, and outdoor track teams.
To quote the title track from British rock musician George Harrison’s 1970 solo album: “All Things Must Pass.” And this will, too.
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