KSHSAA not adjusting schedule for spring sports season at this time

At the moment, it would appear that the high school spring sports season is still on schedule.

On Friday, KSHSAA released a statement regarding the status of spring sports. Despite the threat of coronavirus that led to canceling the state basketball tournament this weekend, the spring sports season is still slated to begin in one week.

“The KSHSAA has made no alterations to the spring sports season at this time,” KSHSAA wrote in a release. “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.”

In the release, KSHSAA also encouraged people to monitor the website for further updates and information. The statement came just one day after all state basketball tournaments were canceled following the conclusion of the quarterfinal round. It marks the first time since 1930 that there is not a state basketball champion.

Both Free State and Lawrence High baseball teams are slated to begin their respective seasons next Friday. The Firebirds, who finished as runner-up in Class 6A a year ago, are scheduled to host Sioux Falls Washington.

LHS, meanwhile, will compete in a tournament at Edmond Memorial High School in Oklahoma. Lawrence will face McLoud on Friday before squaring off with Putnam City North on Saturday.

The rest of the local spring sports teams are supposed to begin play the following week.


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