After over thirty years of coaching baseball, Coach Gary Hix, is looking to retire at the end of this school year. He is retiring from Coronado High School in Lubbock after eleven years. He had been a coach here in our area even longer.
I love this time of year. Following all the high school sports. This year may have sidelined a lot of things but luckily a lot of teams got to play this year. I love seeing how late into this 2020 football season there are still four high schools playing their hearts out.
We all know that some activities that we could be doing right now cause us a bigger risk of spreading the virus. That is why a lot of things have been cancelled or closed. Of course any social gathering of a lot of people increases your risk of spreading and catching the virus yourself.
We all know that the graduates this year have encountered an interesting school year. They have all missed out on a regular graduations. They have been able to have virtual graduations that started with them at a location social distancing. Amarillo is trying to do all they can to make the Class of 2020 feel special.
A few months ago Amarillo seniors were excited for the end of the school year. They had proms and graduation to look forward to. They were ordering their caps and gowns and shopping for dresses. Then Spring Break got here and the beginning of the end of the hopes of returning to the classroom.