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The Comets celebrate after their 2021 semifinal win against South Burlington in the D1 girls basketball tournament. 

MONTPELIER - The Vermont Principals Association has officially crowned the BFA St. Albans Comets' basketball team as the 2021 D1 state champions after Covid related issues caused for a cancellation of the D1 tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 27. 

The decision to cancel the D1 and D4 state championship games was announced this morning and reported in a press release from the VPA. While it will be received with sadness for those who were eager to play (and watch) a game, it is consistent with the VPA's winter tournament rules. 

At least a dozen winter tournament games have met the same fate: one team healthy and ready to play received a pass after the opposing team had to forfeit due to health concerns associated with Covid. 

BFA St. Albans Comets, we congratulate you on your 2021 D1 state title! We know you'd rather have played for it, but either way, we recognize the talent, hard work, and determination the team has shown this year. Seniors, we wish you the best in all your endeavors, and we, the Messenger Sports team, thank you for the fun times we've had with you over the last four years! 

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