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UIL cancels all remaining spring activities, state championships

UIL cancels all remaining spring activities, state championships
April 17
16:26 2020

With the announcement from Gov. Greg Abbott that all Texas schools are to remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of this school year, and in an effort to help protect the health and safety of Texans, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is canceling all remaining 2019-2020 spring activities and state championships. (Click here to read the latest school closing story.)

“Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities this spring, but without schools in session, interscholastic activities cannot continue,” UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt said in a news release Friday, April 17. “Our highest priority during this challenging time is ensuring the health and safety of our students and communities and making progress in the containment of COVID-19 in Texas. We are now turning our attention to the 2020-2021 school year.”

Practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice. The previously communicated information allowing remote instruction remains in place. The UIL will continue to follow the direction of state authorities and will work closely with member schools to navigate this unprecedented time. (Click here to read the Breckenridge Texan’s article about Athletic Director and Coach Casey Pearce’s plans for remote training.)

“I am grateful to the UIL staff for their leadership and dedication to students,” UIL Legislative Council Chair Curtis Rhodes said in the news release. “Together we will get through this and we look forward to the day students are once again able to participate in education-based interscholastic activities.”

 

For more Coronavirus News, click here to visit the Breckenridge Texan’s Coronavirus News page.

Cutline, top photo: The Breckenridge baseball fields and other athletic facilities have been closed since Stephens County officials issued the shelter-in-place order on March 23. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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