New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) officials announced today that all spring athletic championships have been canceled due to the public health situation.
“Today’s decision is difficult for the membership of NYSPHSAA,” said NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas. “We certainly sympathize with the students, coaches and their school communities, especially the graduating seniors.”
The cancelation impacts boys and girls track and field, tennis, softball, baseball, golf and lacrosse state championships that were scheduled for June 4-13, 2020. NYSPHSAA stated the decision to cancel was based on several factors, including time, feasibility, and venue availability.
As of April 27, the regular spring sports season remains on hold for nine of NYSPHSAA’s 11 sections. Sections VIII and XI, which are located in Suffolk and Nassau counties, announced regular season cancelations last week. Individual sections have the authority to determine whether to hold regular season contests.
In order for students to participate in sports this spring, schools will need to be reopened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to NYSPHSAA. The organization also states that the date students return to school will play a significant role in the possibility of a regular spring sports season.
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