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Stuttgart's Karen Kosinski slams the ball past the Ramstein defense of Lauren Szczygeil, left, and Sequoia Juhaz in the Division I final at the DODEA-Europe volleyball championships in Kaiserslautern, Nov. 2, 2019.  The two teams won't square off until at least January this season as coronavirus concerns have pushed back the start of play.<br>MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

DODEA-Europe pushes back start of winter sports season

Host nation regulations and U.S. military restrictions to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus will make the winter season far from ordinary, just as it did in the fall and spring – where entire sports or seasons were reduced or eliminated.

Competitors get one last chance to show their fitness

It might be remembered in future years as one of the strangest DODEA-Europe fall sports seasons in history.

Parsells, Bishop top much smaller field at cross country finals

Only seven teams – all from Germany – competed and those teams were further divided into small and large schools to reduce the number of runners at the starting line.

Prep tennis finals in Europe axed by coronavirus spike in Germany

Cross country finals could still happen Saturday, with virtual competitions in cross country, cheer and European Athletic Fitness Games set next week.

Cross country is even more a distance sport this season for many

DODEA introduced the virtual aspect of the competition, which concludes with a championship on Oct. 24, this year in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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