Four co-state basketball champions is unprecedented

March 13, 2020
Unprecedented stuff

Unfortunately, because of the spread of the coronavirus, it looks like there will be not much to talk about in the sports world for the foreseeable future.

Every sport has either been significantly delayed or canceled or modified as to how it can be viewed. I hope they can figure out a way to contain the virus in the next few weeks so that entire seasons don't have to be canceled outright. Regardless, the financial and social impact on all sports is going to be very interesting to follow as well.

One of the only sports to continue playing for right now is professional golf. The Players Championship week on the PGA tour is this weekend. This is the fifth major for the players and is being played at the famous TPC Sawgrass course in Jacksonville, Fla. The course was made famous by the iconic Island Green 17th hole.

They’ve played this tournament at this course for 38 years in a row. It will be very odd though, as there will be no fans in attendance after today. The players are either going to love this or hate it.

Tiger Woods has not played competitive golf for over a month, complaining of a sore back as the reason. This is not good news. This Players Championship is a very important tournament and if he is missing this event, that tells me his back must be pretty bad. I sincerely hope he gets better in time to defend his Masters tournament championship next month.

Locally, I just learned that the Cape girls basketball team, along with Sanford, St. Elizabeth and Conrad, have been named co-state champions for basketball due to the pandemic. That has never happened before.

I hope everyone is safe and healthy and that no season has to end that way again. Let's hope local spring sports still have a chance.

See you on the sidelines!


  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at

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