It’s June. Usually, around this time, the Observer would begin to name its all-star teams for spring sports.
Only this year, COVID-19 basically took them away.
Most area athletes played five or fewer games, and all of their practice, all of their preparation, all of their hopes, were taken away. We feel the pain of these student-athletes and wanted to do something to honor them.
So we are still going to name all-star teams — with a twist.
We won’t name them by sport. So no baseball and softball and soccer all-stars. But we are going to release the entire list of boys and girls candidates that were sent in by the area schools. We normally don’t do this, but we wanted as many athletes as possible to have their accomplishments honored.
Since we didn’t have stats or accomplishments or all-conference teams to go by, we asked schools to nominate