Spring sports officially over

Published 9:51 am Thursday, April 30, 2020

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The 2020 high school spring sports season is officially over.

The N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has canceled all remaining winter championships and spring sports.

“Today’s decision is difficult for the NCHSAA board and staff.  We empathize with the thousands of student-athletes, especially graduating seniors, coaching staffs, officials and family members,” said Commissioner Que Tucker. “This reflects a commitment to keeping our student-athletes, officials and member schools’ staffs and their communities safe, while following guidelines provided by the governor and his team, along with the Department of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. We had maintained hope for a conclusion to our state basketball championships and a modified spring sports season to help return a sense of normalcy. Now, as we continue to deal with this difficult time, we must do so by applying the lessons that education-based athletics teaches us: cooperation, patience, sacrifice, responsibility, perseverance and resilience.”

The board of directors will discuss the state basketball playoffs, policies for summer activities, as well as address academic eligibility concerns for fall 2020.