The storm began in March and never let up.
First the coronavirus pandemic canceled the Marshall basketball league’s A division championship final. Next it canceled the rest of the Redstone sports year.
On March 12, the defending champion Mavericks were scheduled to play Almost Semi-Pro for the A division title at the Marshall Wellness Center. The Mavericks were 15-3 while Almost Semi-Pro advanced to the tournament final at 12-6. The scheduled consolation game had Space Jam (15-5) against the Trashed Pandas (10-8).
But the pandemic stopped everything.
“Championships are canceled as a community COVID-19 precaution,” Marshall league’s Bob Gillis announced at midafternoon March 12.
It turned out there would be no volleyball. No softball. No flag football. No 2020-21 basketball.
Most of the Redstone workforce has been working from home since mid-March. The Redstone sports year was a collateral casualty.
The Redstone Rocket covered Huntsville senior softball to fill our sports section this year. We plan to cover their league again when they resume play in the spring.