Uncertainty, frustration abounds as spring seasons halted

West Fork's Dakota Lau hands off to Ren Heimer in the Class 1A state 4x800 race at Drake Stadium in Des Moines 2019. The two were the final legs of all four returnees this season for the Warhawks. (File photo)

HAMPTON – Since the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put everyone’s sports plans on hold, there is little that can be done.

But area coaches have placed trust in their athletes in hopes that there will be a season after the initial postponement until April 13.

“We’d be thrilled to start the season April 13 and give the kids a chance to compete,” new West Fork boys’ track coach and athletic director Alex Brayton said. “I really think we have a lot of excitement around our track program…more of our kids than to focus on self-improvement and getting better each day and getting better each day of the season.

“Right now, we have provided our kids with workouts to do alone at home and we trust that they will do their part and be accountable.”

The full story appears in the March 26 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.