IHSAA cancels spring sports season

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced the cancellation of spring sports.

According to a news release, the IHSAA “staunchly supports our governor, our state commissioner of health and our state superintendent of public instruction in their herculean efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We are extremely fortunate in Indiana to have these exemplary leaders providing guidance and care to all Hoosiers,” the news release states. “With the announcement today of the closure of K-12 schools throughout Indiana for the remainder of the school year, the IHSAA announces the cancellation of all spring sports tournament series events for the 2019-20 school year. It is imperative that our students, coaches, officials, administrators and parents be encouraged in every manner to adhere to the guidance provided by our leadership.”

The IHSAA said it understands the extreme seriousness of this pandemic and joins in support of current measures being implemented as well as future considerations.

“In unwavering support yet with extreme sadness, we must cancel our spring sports programming,” the IHSAA said. “We join all Hoosiers in anticipation of a triumphant homecoming back to our schools in the fall of 2020 complete with a full complement of IHSAA sports.”

For information, member schools and the general public should follow the guidance of the governor and the Indiana State Department of Health via in.gov/coronavirus.