OHSAA: Winter school sport still postponed ‘indefinitely,’ decision to cancel spring programs is ‘on the table’

OHSAA: Winter school sport still postponed ‘indefinitely,’ decision to cancel spring programs is ‘on the table’
Custodian Joan Garner washes the floor in the pool locker room at Orange High School, March 16, 2020, in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday ordered every school in Ohio to close for three weeks beginning at day's end Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Source: Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio High School Athletic Association detailed a plan to move forward after all winter tournaments were delayed out of concerns over COVID-19.

Jerry Snodgrass, executive director of the OHSAA, spoke on Thursday, stating that the postponement of the winter sport tournaments is still “indefinite.”

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Posted by Ohio High School Athletic Association on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Snodgrass also provided an update to spring sports programs. He said a schedule has been made for practices and contests, but the decision whether to keep spring sports active depends on several variables.

“Is canceling on the table? It absolutely has to be on the table,” Snodgrass remarked.

Spring sports will only be played depending on DeWine’s orders and recommendations, including if schools will reopen after a three-week shutdown, and if the venues, officials, coaches, and players are available to participate.

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