Elementary sports season officially over in Lambton-Kent

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Ecole Hillcrest basketball players stretch for the rebound during a semi final game in the Lambton County girls basketball against Brigden last year. This year's elementary school sports season is now officially over.

With schools across the province closed until the end of May, the Lambton Kent Elementary School Athletic Association has made the logical, but difficult decision to shut down the rest of the spring sports season.

LKESAA directors were informed by email yesterday.

Track and field and soccer were on the spring calendar; with the latter being moved to the spring from the fall as a trial this year. Organizers had hoped to wrap up the basketball season after the March Break, but never got a chance due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“It’s unfortunate for both staff and students alike who look forward to participating in school sports,” says Petrolia association director Steve McGrail. “Here’s hoping things calm down and we can look forward to school sports when we return in the fall.”

Meantime, although the Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association has yet to make a decision about its spring season, “you can do the math,” suggested President Jim Stewart.  The spring high school season typically ends with track and field in early June.