There will be no football, volleyball and competitive cheerleading this fall.
As the New York State Public High School Association continues to meet on the immediate future of high school sports during the pandemic, there is evidence of slow but clear progress on solidifying plans.
Most fall high school sports should be a “go,” but a few will remain a “no” for now.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced this past week that it has pushed the start date for high school scholastic sports to Sept. 21. Practices for fall sports were originally scheduled to commence Aug. 24.
There will be youth sports this summer after all.
What seemed inevitable came to fruition May 1 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that schools throughout New York state would remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 academic year, thus ending any hopes for a spring scholastic sports’ season.
Coaching a Division 3 men’s lacrosse program is challenging enough. Now, add in the obstacles from the pandemic sweeping over the country this spring.
As players and coaches wait for a decision on whether or not there will be a spring high school sports season, neither is sitting by idly as the days are scratched off the calendar.
We will not learn if there will be spring high school sports until April 29 at the earliest.
Fox Lane boys’ lacrosse coach Craig Henley and baseball head coach Matt Hillis live for the spring and they remain upbeat that there will be a season this year.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced the cancellation of the remaining winter state championship events. The impacted championship events include the boys’ and girls’ basketball regionals and state championships, as well as the ice hockey and bowling championships.
Harvey’s varsity ice hockey team, denied twice in the past two seasons by Rye Country Day, wrestled the league title away from the reigning champion Wildcats in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Evarts Rink in the 2020 Fairchester Athletic Association championship game.
Heading into the 2018-19 season, Fox Lane head coach Kris Matts knew that he would be in rebuilding mode.
The John Jay/North Salem girls’ ski team was steady over two days at the state championship competition and finished third in the overall team standings.
Quincy Downes (170) placed second and Jake Hoffman (120) finished fifth as Fox Lane brought home a pair of All-State honors from the state wrestling championships in Albany.
This weekend hundreds of platform tennis players from across the country are storming Westchester and Connecticut for the 85th annual American Platform Tennis Association’s National Championships.