Hancock Park closed to golfers, but maintenance continues

Francisco Palacios, left, adds dirt to fill in low spots near Hole No. 14 at Hancock Park Golf Course this week, as Dan Waters mows the 10th fairway. The course closed on Tuesday due to the city’s shelter-in-place order restricting “non-essential” activities. Course Manager Van Berry, not pictured, finished aerating greens on Wednesday, a task his crew does about twice a year. Under the city’s emergency order, the course is closed to golfers at least through April 3.

During statewide school suspension, remote learning/coaching of UIL activities is allowed through electronic, video or teleconferencing methods. Schools shall limit instruction for UIL activities to a maximum of eight hours per week per activity, in addition to a maximum of 60 minutes per day Monday through Friday.

Badger baseball and softball seasons are in limbo, and the football off-season program is near a point when coach Troy Rogers normally emphasizes head-to-head competition.

The International Olympic Committee announced the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021.