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Local sports postponed


Vernon College is on Spring Break this week, Dr. Dusty Johnston reported Friday that the college plans business as usual for the following week, unless the situation escalates. All VC sports are canceled for the next two weeks.

Vernon ISD is also on Spring Break this week, trustee JJ Oznick reported that normal operations are planned for the following week.

The University Interscholastic League announced Friday that all sanctioned events will be suspended from March 16 through March 29 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The UIL said rehearsals and practices can continue but “will be held at the discretion of the local school district.”

“We are urging our member schools and their communities to stay vigilant and take every possible precaution to remain safe and healthy,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt in a release. “We understand there is a lot of uncertainty during this unprecedented time. Please know UIL leadership is working diligently to adjust to this rapidly evolving situation and will share updates as soon as possible.”

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