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Coronavirus stirs appreciation for what could have been


May 13, 2020

Many of us likely didn’t give a lot of thought to the role of sports in our community until we didn’t have them.

Amidst the demands of parenting, coaching – and covering sports, we were more focused on making things happen than thinking a lot about why.

We were all set to publish our Spring Sports Preview section in mid-March, detailing the athletes and the expectations of coaches in various sports, when the general shutdown of athletics due to the threat of the coronavirus occurred.

We sat on it, hoping that the governor would loosen restrictions in time to enable some sort of spr...

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