It’s time for us to be grateful
As we are nearing the end of April, the world is just not the same.
Normally, I would be planning on what baseball or softball game to go cover or what tennis court to take pictures at or somewhere that involved a sport.
As we are nearing the end of April, the sports world is silent. On March 7, I was in Oxford at the Pavilion at Ole Miss watching the Thomas E. Edwards High School Lady Tigers play the Senatobia High School Lady Warriors for the 3A State Girls Basketball Championship. That game was just six weeks ago. Man, that seems like an eternity ago, a different world ago. The concern surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the sports world to a halt.
As we are trying to navigate through the uncertainty that COVID-19 has covered the country with, we need to stay strong and be safe. A world of no pro sports, no college sports and no high school sports seemed unlikely when the year started but here we are faced with it.
As tough as this is for us, we need to remember to cherish each minute we have on this earth and be grateful for the people in our lives. This time of no sports will only last a short while in the grand scheme of things.
I can’t wait for the day when we get back together and start cheering for our favorite team and supporting our favorite players. That will be a great day.
Until then stay safe and stay healthy. We’ll get through this.
Andy Collier is the sports editor at the Bolivar Commercial. He can be reached at (662)-843-4241 or by e-mail at email@example.com.