Suspension of UIL sports continues through May


Emily Vetvick

Senior Carter Chandler covers the base in one of baseballs few games this season. With the current suspension, no spring sport can practice or play, as UIL Texas looks for the next step for the players and coaches.

Matthew Bishop, WTV Staff Reporter

While some states have completely cancelled their high school sports,  Texas and the UIL systems have only suspended these seasons, with a final decision set to be made on May 4. 

It’s been tough, I have been talking to my coaching staff about just how much we put into this year and how much different it is for us just because of us being the last sport to start we have a long offseason,” head baseball coach Scott McGarrh said. “It’s really a grind and it’s just hard because of the amount of effort and work that went into it.” 

McGarrh can see how difficult it is for his players to miss their season as well. 

For the players it’s really miserable,” McGarrh said. “There’s kids who played just a little bit on varsity last year and got there first real shot at it this year, and had some really good seasons going and it’s hard because they had no idea what was happening and it was such a surprise and the seniors never really got recognition that I normally give out on the last game.”

UIL has been polling coaches across the state to determine details on starting practice and competition again, but the chances of resuming are slim as of now.

There are things bigger than baseball,” McGarrh said. “Hopefully we can get this figured out and just get back to normal life.”