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    Senior pitcher Aaryn Medina throws during the Monday, March 9 game against Eastland. He is one of the Breckenridge ISD seniors awaiting the ruling from UIL on the remainder of the sports season. The Breckenridge Buckaroos baseball was ranked second in the state in the 3-A conference and were attempting to make a run at the state championship. BA photo by A.D. Chachere

UIL extends suspensions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a pause has been felt around the sports world. From professional leagues to the high school level, the virus has affected sections of everyday life.

University Interscholastic League (UIL) has suspended all games in Texas and the earliest games and contests can resume is Monday, May 4. Seniors who were preparing to fight for a state championship are left wondering about the remainder of the season and how this may effect their future."

“As of right now, UIL has put a stop to all activities,” head baseball coach Kevin Bartley said. “We are hanging on to the hope that they will lift the ban of activities on March 30 and we can continue the rest of the season. If this happens, we will play the second part of the district schedule and then have a district tournament at the end of the season. I know a lot of seniors are hanging on to hopes that UIL will allow them to finish their season.”

UIL has suspended the men’s basketball tournament and postponed all extracurricular sports including baseball, softball, tennis, track, and golf.

“We’ve heard nothing new as of today, Wednesday, March 18,” head softball coach Antony Kelly said. “The schools are still shut down until Monday, April 6.”

Coaches and school districts are expecting to hear from UIL in the coming days on plans for the remainder of the season.

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