The other shoe officially dropped for spring sports in Missouri.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday afternoon that all public and charter schools in the state will remain closed to in-person learning through the remainder of the school year to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, and the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) followed shortly after with an announcement that all spring sports championships were canceled.
The Missouri high school spring sports season will be delayed until at least the beginning of May due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Most local schools have canceled classes until May 1, and will re-evaluate the situation as it gets closer to that date. The best case scenario would have high school sports resume soon after.
In a normal year, we would be talking about track meets, baseball games, soccer matches and golf duals right now.
Instead, the spring sports season is delayed for an undetermined amount of time while the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic. The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has not given an update on when the season will resume, other than they are not planning on canceling any spring sports championships.