How Sports Teams are Affected by Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous problems around the world, one being that high school athletic programs are unable to continue their seasons. On April 3, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced that spring sports teams would be unable to play for the remainder of the 2020 season.
This news directly impacts the Petaluma High School community. Spring sports –– baseball, softball, lacrosse, swimming, track and field and badminton –– have been canceled. This has naturally caused frustration throughout the Petaluma athletic community. Seniors involved in spring sports will not be able to continue their final season, leaving many seniors devastated by the fact that most of their athletic careers are coming to an end.
Sam Brown, Petaluma High baseball star and senior, put a positive spin on losing his last season, saying, “This year was going to be the year for me to make my final mark at Petaluma High, but I am also extremely excited to move on in my career to the next level.” Brown will be playing for the Portland Pilots at the University of Portland next year.
The loss of this athletic season hurts all players, but it affects seniors the most since this is the last year many will get to play the game they love.