Spring sports practices canceled through March 22

Jake Hardin

Rising concerns of the global pandemic COVID-19,  the coronavirus, has resulted in worldwide events delayed, postponed or even canceled.

“They’re shutting down events for the NBA and all that, it’s (COVID-19) just spreading,” said freshman Dawson Martin, who is worried about the spreading of the outbreak.

The Derby school district canceled spring sport practices, which began in early March,  through March 22.

“I’m less worried about myself than I am the seniors on my team,” said sophomore Conley Hamblin, who throws the javelin. 

“This is (the seniors’) last shot to play their favorite sport for their school, and it will crush them if they don’t get that chance.”

On March 22, the district will re-evaluate the decision, which could include whether or not sports can resume.

The Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Regional Music Festival for solos and ensembles in both band and orchestra on March 28 and April 4 was canceled. 

While state solo and ensembles haven’t been canceled yet, the Regional Music Festival dates will not be rescheduled.

The KSHSAA canceled the semifinals and championship basketball games in all classes on March 12.

In the field of forensics, the team could be done for the season. As of now, all of the district and national-qualifying events have been canceled, with state-qualifying events next in sight. 

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.

As for school being canceled, the coronavirus situation is being constantly monitored, and any updates will be sent to parents via Skylert.