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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.

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