Just hours before they were supposed to board the bus for their season opening game against Salida, members of the Platte Canyon High School baseball team received news that the season had been suspended indefinitely by the Colorado High School Activities Association.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the following announcement was released by CHSAA officials on the morning of March 12:
“All spring sports and activities will be suspended until April 18 to address concerns surrounding the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
“The 2020 spring sports season, including all practices and competition, the state speech tournament, and student leadership’s Advisor U, are suspended through April 18.
“All music festivals are canceled through April 6. Additionally, an outreach with the Colorado Athletic Directors Association will be conducted remotely at a date to be announced.
“The decision is effective Friday, March 13.
“The situation will be monitored and evaluated with key decision-makers from around the state to determine when, or if, to resume the spring season.”
The PCHS track team, as well as the baseball and track teams at South Park High School, will be idle until at least April 18 as a result of the CHSAA announcement.
The PCHS track team was slated to begin its season March 14 at the Columbine Invitational in Jeffco Stadium.