Knoxville outfielders talk during a pitching change against Chariton.

KNOXVILLE — Add Knoxville to the list of teams that saw their season end due to COVID-19.

On Friday, just mere hours before their district semifinal game at Winterset, Knoxville announced that they would forfeit the game due to a positive COVID-19 test within the baseball team.

“Due to a positive COVID-19 test within our baseball team, Marion County Public Health has advised us to have our JV and Varsity baseball teams isolate until July 27. We will follow this recommendation from MCPH,” the school said in released statement. “Unfortunately, this brings an end to our baseball season. We are crushed and devastated for our students - especially our seniors.”

Knoxville seniors Ben Olson, Colton Jones, Blaise Hubler, Carter Bailey, Cameron Allison and Carter Short all see their home school careers come to an end at the hands of COVID.

The Panthers finish the shortened season with a record of 9-10.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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