I like to think of it as the ultimate cliffhanger.
Think Dr. Emmett Brown in "Back to the Future."
Or Darth Vader’s haunting words to a certain, well, unexpected family member.
Maybe the eerie discussion between MacReady and Childs on a bitterly cold night in Antarctica rings a bell too.
Pardon the members of the Aurora wrestling team if they feel like Marty McFly or Luke Skywalker.
Due to the dangerous global outbreak, the sports world, along with many other normal activities, has been suspended indefinitely.
Sadly, this unprecedented pandemic has affected the Greenmen grapplers, who are seeking their first state championship since 1995.
Will this powerful time-traveling Delorean of Nic Willingham, David Cumberledge, Ty Lillard, Dylan Fishback, Evan Anderson, Antwan Sagaris and Ethan Anderson lead Aurora to a "galaxy far, far away?"
The verdict is still out there.
While Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass recently said the remaining sports tournaments, including wrestling, could be cancelled, the Greenmen still have a glimmer of hope to keep their dreams alive.
I certainly hope so. For now, I’ll celebrate the wrestlers’ 11-0 record during the regular season and, of course, their fifth consecutive Suburban League American Conference title.
As for the rest of the Greenmen, their dreams ended. I’m sure many of those athletes would say they ended "prematurely."
Nevertheless, there was plenty to celebrate on West Pioneer Trail.
Despite losing some quality pieces, Aurora’s girls basketball team, led by three-time All-Ohioan Shyanne Sellers, finished 17-7.
Although they didn’t match their groundbreaking 2018-19 season’s run to the sweet sixteen, the Greenmen claimed their fourth consecutive American Conference championship.
When they return to the floor in November, Aurora’s girls plan to increase their spectacular 38-game winning streak against their conference opponents.
Speaking of winning streaks, the Greenmen boys swimming and diving team finished a perfect 10-0 during the regular season. Aurora, which sent divers Schafer Eckerle and Donovan Picone to the Division II state meet, claimed its first-ever American Conference title.
By the way, the Greenmen also were represented at the Division I state competition. Nate Meyer, Jon Hybil, Connor Zamary and Jacob Good were part of the 200-yard medley and 200 freestyle relay teams last month in Canton.
Aurora’s girls swimmers and divers earned an American Conference championship, as well. Led by state-qualifying breaststroke dynamo Alayna Brooker, the Greenmen ladies finished their winter season with a 9-1 record.
Last but not least, I must give a huge shout-out to the Aurora ice hockey team, which finished 18-14. That win total was the Greenmen’s highest mark since 2007. Aurora also won two postseason games for the first time since 2008.
Congratulations to all of the winter athletes. As for the wrestlers, they may want to keep R.J. MacReady’s words in mind during the ambiguous final scene of the 1982 horror flick "The Thing."
"Why don’t we just … wait here for a little while … see what happens."
Reporter Frank Aceto can be reached at 330-541-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org or @FrankAceto_Gannett.