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Before the COVID-19 situation hit the Klamath Basin hard at the end of March, fall and winter sports winners for the 2019-20 Varsity Cup awards had been determined.

The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person events involving 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks.

HARTFORD, Wis. — There were no pep bands, no cheerleaders and only about 200 fans as the high school rivals faced off in a playoff game that might have drawn close to 2,000 in just about any other circumstance.

The Oregon State Athletics Association has temporarily suspended practice and competition until March 31. The Collegiate Cascade Conference has implemented a two-week hiatus on all spring competition. The Pac-12 announced Saturday that it has cancelled spring sports seasons.

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Amid the spread of COVID-19, the Oregon State Athletics Association decided to cancel all remaining winter sports championships, including Henley and Klamath Union boys basketball’s Class 4A state quarterfinal games scheduled for Thursday in Forest Grove.

PORTLAND — In the record books, Phoenix senior Emma Truex won’t go down as a four-time state champion, but that’s just a technicality – her first two victories came when the girls tournament was just an exhibition and not an OSAA-sanctioned event.