In a decision that will likely come as a surprise to no one, the Virginia High School League’s Executive Committee voted last Thursday by a 3-0-1 margin to cancel all spring sports and activities for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
The decision comes more than six weeks after Gov. Ralph Northam announced that all Virginia schools would remain closed for the remainder of the academic year.
“This extremely difficult decision was made knowing the great disappointment our student-athletes, academic activity participants, coaches, administrators, parents, and their communities will experience. We share those same feelings as well,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun. “We especially grieve with those senior athletes and activity participants who will not have an opportunity to represent their school or wear their school jersey one final time after years of hard work and dedication.
“Any options for the spring spor...
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