Just as some clarity began to form on the status of high school sports in Pennsylvania and the Mercury area this fall, another wrench was thrown into the attempt to return safely to scholastic extracurricular activities amid coronavirus concerns.
While the Pioneer Athletic Conference and multiple area schools made decisions regarding their prospective seasons, Governor Tom Wolf’s recommendation Thursday to play no sports through Jan. 1 — which came as a surprise to many, including the PIAA — cast doubts about any plans in place.
Those Mercury-area players, coaches and administrators in favor of playing sports this fall are doing their best to prepare for a future that remains unclear and uncertain.
“It’s definitely tough because it’s something that we don’t have any control over what’s going to happen, which is a weird experience,” Spring-Ford senior boys soccer player Matt Dunne said. “The PAC thing we kind of knew it was coming and the Governor thing I think…