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A decision deemed a formality following Gov. Laura Kelly’s decision to close all K-12 schools through the rest of the academic year was officially delivered by the Kansas State High School Activities Association — all spring sports are canceled in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Kansas Jayhawk Conference, in response to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus and following the trend of sports associations around the country, announced on Thursday that no games will be played by any member schools from March 13 until April 1.

The worldwide spread of coronavirus — and the disease it causes, COVID-19 — has started to impact NJCAA championship events as well as schools throughout the Kansas Jayhawk Conference.

PITTSBURG — Playing at Pittsburg State for a home series due to field conditions, the Labette Cardinals split with North Iowa Area on Wednesday. The Cardinals took Game 1 5-4 before losing Game 2 7-5.

Labette baseball opened its KJCCC season as well as held its first games at home with a series against Johnson County last week on Thursday and Saturday. The Cardinals dropped all four games,11-3, 10-0, 14-4 and 32-0.

One of the most dominant defensive efforts by the top-seeded Parsons Vikings has them one game away from a 4A state tournament berth after downing Hayden 46-29 on Wednesday night.

MORAN — St. Paul ran away from Chetopa 49-24 to capture the Moran 1A Regional title on Saturday night — both teams punched their ticket to the sub-state round by advancing to the championship.

A pair of lopsided defeats to No. 17 Iowa Central on Saturday leaves the Labette Cardinals with a 4-8 record — they’ve lost five of their last six — and looking for answers across the roster. Labette dropped Game 1 10-3 before losing the second tilt 15-5. 

MIAMI, Okla. — The Labette Cardinals will send seven wrestlers to the NJCAA Wrestling Championships, which start on March 6 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, after Saturday’s NJCAA West Central District Championships.

CHERRYVALE — Overwhelmed by injuries, an 11-0 deficit to start the game and a 13-point deficit in the third quarter, the Cherryvale Chargers were facing a grim reality against Uniontown on Monday night.

CHERRYVALE — A last-second layup off the fingertips of Uniontown Eagles guard Jake Harvey, who milked nearly all of the final 30 seconds off the clock before driving to the rim, lifted Uniontown to a stunning 54-52 victory over the Cherryvale Chargers.

CHANUTE — For the 33rd time in school history — the most of any school in the Southeast Kansas League — the Parsons Vikings secured at least a share of the league title on Friday with a blowout 65-35 win over the Chantue Blue Comets.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Labette Cardinals first-year head coach Alex Coplon notched his first-ever win on Wednesday as the Cardinals split a road series with Oklahoma Wesleyan JV. Labette dropped Game 1 in walk-off fashion 8-7 before the Cardinals posted a 6-0 shutout win in Game 2.