The drip, drip, drip of high school sports cancellations continued following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement around noon Thursday that public schools would now be closed until May 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

About three hours later, the IHSAA announced in a press release that the previously postponed boys basketball tournament would be canceled and spring sports were placed in a much tighter window to start and finish seasons with sectionals starting as early as May 19. The IHSAA release pointed to Holcomb’s announcement as the impetus behind the basketball cancellation.