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NCHSAA extends spring sports suspension until May 18

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced Monday that the spring sports season will remain suspended until at least May 18.

The NCHSAA announcement came in the wake of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order to keep all state public schools closed for in-person activity until May 15.

“Having heard the updated information relative to schools remaining closed until the middle of May, NCHSAA interscholastic athletics will remain suspended until at least May 18,” said NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker in a statement.

“The NCHSAA Board of Directors and staff will use the next few weeks to weigh our future decisions based on the new directions given by Governor Cooper, other government leaders and organizations charged with public health and safety during this unprecedented time. Such decisions will include the possible resumption of spring sports’ competition and the possibility of holding the state basketball championships.

“While we remain hopeful that we will be able to resume competition, particularly for our senior student-athletes, we also recognize the need to protect the health and safety of our students, coaches and the communities we serve.”

By Andy Rhinehart