Sports never stops. At least it never did.

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On March 12, sports came to a standstill. 

It was the day after Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, and there began the domino effect. 

Leagues announced the suspension of their seasons, and the NCAA canceled March Madness. The MHSAA announced the postponement and later, the cancellation of its winter postseasons and spring seasons.

College and high school athletes grieved over lost practices, games and potential championships. 

In light of lost seasons, the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to athletes in spring sports such as baseball, softball, golf, tennis and track and field. 

The NCAA is comprised of nearly half a million athletes across three divisions. The MHSAA includes 749 high schools in Michigan.

But college seniors in winter sports and senior high school athletes were left without knowing what could’ve been in their final seasons. 

Disease doesn’t discriminate. COVID-19 halted seasons from Stevensville Lakeshore to Lake Orion and down to Arkansas. Credit: Regan Holgate

Within the matter of a month, any hope left of experiencing live sports vanished. From high school sports to the Olympics, postponements and cancellations rained down on an already dampened sports world. Credit: Regan Holgate

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