Start Date Postponed for Some Winter Sports

The start of scholastic winter sports considered high risk has been delayed until Jan.4.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association said lower risk sports, such as bowling, gymnastics, indoor track & field, skiing, and swimming and diving, are still on schedule to start Nov. 30, if the schools and sectional leaders have approved.

Sports including basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling are delayed because they are deemed of higher risk during the Covid-19 epidemic.

“The NYSPHSAA membership has expressed concerns pertaining to the increase in infection rates,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA executive director. “Minimizing risk and exposure to COVID-19 is a top priority of the Association.  We continue to make these types of decisions based upon readily available information and communication with state officials.”

All winter NYSPHSAA State Championship events remain as scheduled.

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