Area sports could be shelved due to coronavirus spread

Goose Creek CISD athletic director Dr. Bernard Mulvaney confirmed Thursday that if the district does close classes due to the declaration of a coronavirus pandemic and concerns of containing the spread, sporting events would indeed be postponed or cancelled. 

According to the Barbers Hill Supt. Greg Poole’s Twitter account, they, along with GCCISD, will know of a decision on the future of classes being in session sometime today.

Mulvaney said he believed the decision should come by early afternoon.

Crosby ISD, on its website, declared its classes will be closed until March 23 with a letter posted from Supt. Dr. Scott Davis.

In the memo, Davis writes, “We will have NO UIL activities, practice nor games for the next week, as well. We must be faithful to follow these orders to ensure our individual and public health.

“Could this extend beyond next week? I do not know today. I give you my solemn word to stay on top of the situation and make the best decisions in the best interests of all of us.”

Barbers Hill baseball player Cameron Cauley shared his disappointment in seeing his season under threat, but looked at the situation from the eyes of the common good.

“In all I wish that none of this has to happen,” Cauley said. “But they are taking these precautions for our own safety. Missing games will hurt me and my teammates tremendously because of all the hard work that we have put in. But I know I can just trust in the man upstairs and know that he has a plan.”

Baytown Christian Academy awaits the GCCISD decision and according to athletic director Kevin Jones, they will align. BCA had all of next week’s activities cancelled. 

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