Mar 15, 2020 10:42 PM

KSHSAA shuts down spring sports and activities for one week

Posted Mar 15, 2020 10:42 PM

TOPEKA - One day after saying spring sports would go on as normal while they monitor the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Kansas State High School Activities Association announced on Sunday that all spring sports and activities are suspended for one week.

Effective Monday, March 16, all spring sports and activities are suspended through Sunday, March 22. This includes cancellation of all practices and competitions for this week. This prohibition is consistent with KSDE and governmental guidance and may be extended, should conditions warrant. Please note spring sports team members are prohibited from club or outside team participation and practice during this period. Not only would such outside participation be contrary to handbook rule, it would be contrary to the very reason activities are cancelled during the time we seek to mitigate potential transfer of the contagion.

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Mar 15, 2020 10:42 PM
KSHSAA releases statement concerning springs sports and activities

TOPEKA, Kan. - Several days after canceling the State Basketball Tournament's, the Kansas State High School Activities Association has released a statement concerning spring sports and activities.

Regional Music Festivals scheduled for March 28 and April 4 have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

KSHSAA statement below.

The KSHSAA has made no alterations to the spring sports season at this time. Local school leaders are empowered to make the best decisions for their respective student-athletes and school communities for regular season athletic practices and competitions. Please continue to monitor the KSHSAA website for further updates and information.

Given the escalating concerns regarding COVID-19 and the closures of schools and school host sites, all Regional Music Festivals scheduled for March 28 and April 4 have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

The KSHSAA deeply regrets these lost opportunities, but it is the best decision for the safety of our students, directors, adjudicators and spectators.

Note: All other 2020 KSHSAA music festival or KSHSAA speech tournament dates have not been cancelled at this time including State Music Festivals for solos and small ensembles. More information will be given as it becomes available.