Fall sports postponed: Good news or bad news?

Cameron Stuard, Staff

 2020 has definitely been full of stress and anger for everyone.  Not just student athletes. 

A few months ago, the WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) postponed all fall sports until March due to COVID-19.  This means no football, cross country, golf, swim and dive, and tennis for us high school student athletes.  

For most athletes, they have been training all summer long looking forward to fall where they can compete.  With fall sports getting postponed, many athletes that have trained hard are left with no season. 

Julia Stuard, a sophomore is going into her second year of cross country.

She stated, “I was very disappointed… I think that there’s a very good chance that we won’t get a season in the spring based on our situation now.”

She has been putting in a lot of training over the summer, and is excited to compete again.

For seniors during this time, it is very disappointing.  Many seniors have been waiting for their senior season even since they were freshmen.  With sports getting postponed, that may not happen.

Alex Kiefer, a senior is heading into his final year of high school sports. 

He has been a key part in Tahoma cross country the past three years.

He stated, “Yes, despite the season getting postponed I think that I will be able to have a good season because I will be excited and ready after having to wait longer than normal.”

He feels very confident that the long wait will pay off and the team will be successful. 

Although sports getting moved to the spring affects everyone, the seniors are affected the most.  With many of our student athletes competing at the collegiate level, college recruiting can be very difficult and hard with no senior season.  Our athletes have worked very hard.

Athletes across Washington state have been devastated since fall sports getting moved to the spring.  With many athletes working very hard in preparation for the spring, the Bears are going to kill it when it comes.