Just as winter sports got back underway, COVID-19 reared itself once again and put the season on hold, at least for now.

After getting the news that Lawton Public Schools were taking a break, I checked Facebook to see who else was not going to school for the next few days.

Elgin, Fletcher and Sterling all popped up into my feed. Classes are set to resume Tuesday, January 18, after we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

The best I could tell, all games that had been scheduled were put on hold until schools re-open.

I pray this is just a temporary stoppage of school and extracurricular activities so we can finish the school year and the seasons.

As always, stay safe and healthy.