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Swine flu halts Alabama playoffs

Updated: April 30, 2009, 8:17 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPNRISE.com

Feelings of anxiousness, eagerness and nervousness have been replaced by disappointment and understanding as the Alabama high school soccer playoffs were officially put on hold Thursday due to possible outbreaks of swine flu in the state.

The scheduled Saturday matches featured Alabama girls' No. 1 Spain Park (Hoover) against No. 3 Oak Mountain (Birmingham) and boys' No. 1 Oak Mountain against No. 3 Hoover in second-round state playoff action.

"I think the girls are a little numb," ...

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