VHSL cancels spring sports, will discuss options Tuesday

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Following Gov. Ralph Northam’s announcement that all Virginia public schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year, the Virginia High School League canceled all spring sports and activities this season.

“We need to support our Governor and State Superintendent.  These actions were taken to protect Virginians, keep them safe and healthy and to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun.   

The VHSL will meet with its crisis management team to discuss all options relating to spring sports, including the possibility of holding them after the academic year and into the summer.

“Our Crisis Management team is made up excellent school representatives and has been vital in all deliberations regarding COVID-19. In every situation, every decision we make has been, and will be, in the best interest of public health, including that of, most importantly, our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and families.”

The VHSL plans to announce a decision on Tuesday after the meeting.

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