Pennsylvania school athletics board greenlights fall season, some schools delay sports

Some local schools delay sports due to COVID-19

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August 24, 2020 - 5:36 am
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High school athletes across Pennsylvania will be taking the field this fall, after all. Ending weeks of uncertainty, the governing body for Pennsylvania interscholastic sports decided Friday to move forward with the fall season. The board of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association rejected the governor's recommendation that all youth sports be postponed until 2021 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, voting 25-5 to allow high school football, soccer, tennis, field hockey and other fall sports to go on as planned. The PIAA had delayed the start of fall sports by two weeks after Gov. Tom Wolf on Aug. 6 urged that scholastic and recreational youth sports be put off until January.

Fall sports in the Hanover Area School District are on hold after the district announce Sunday practices are temporarily suspended. The school board is expected to meet today to make a determination on whether the fall sports season will go ahead. Also in Luzerne County MMI Prep in a letter to parents said they will only go ahead with cross country and golf. 

Over the weekend in Lackawanna County a football player for Mid Valley tested positive for COVID 19. Players and coaches who attended the workouts during the week have now been quarantined and practices have been suspended thru the end of the month. 

The Superintendent in the Susquehanna Community School District announced all sports have been canceled. Practices have been canceled for the next two weeks then they will take another look at the situation. There have been no positive COVID 19 cases reported among players or staff.​

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