"Turning on the Lights" high schools honor senior baseball and softball athletes

Published: Apr. 8, 2020 at 11:04 PM EDT
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High schools around the mountains turned on their baseball and softball field lights to honor their senior athletes.

Each school turned their lights on for 20 minutes and 20 seconds.

Some of those schools include Knox Central, Lynn Camp, Harlan, Clay County, Williamsburg and Whitley County.

It’s just heartbreaking for them. They are missing out on so many milestones and memories That they possibly can’t get back," said Leslie County's softball coach Tracey Turner.

On Thursday, Floyd Central followed suit with Hazard closing out the week on Friday.

"We want our seniors to know that we are thinking about them. That we miss them. We wished we were out there," said Floyd Central's baseball coach Shawn Hager. "We are still hoping that if this thing can wind down that we can still have a Brief scheduled season."

The KHSAA is currently on a dead period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It sucks emotionally but I mean it’s life," said Hazard's James Shoptaw.

"It just kind of sucks that it Has to be our senior year but I guess that’s just the way it had to happen.," said Hazard's Trajon Campbell.

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