KSHSAA puts stamp on Fall Sports as scheduled
With a 5-4 vote, the Kansas High School Activities Association Executive Council has turned down a proposal to push the competition dates for some fall sports back and will observe the competition dates as stated in the individual sports handbook.
The motion to approve the proposal, which would have pushed the start dates back for volleyball and football back to after September 8, was not approved by the council. If it had been passed, the changes would have gone on to the Board of Directors for approval. The 78-member board is scheduled to meet on Monday.
Two issues which were addressed after the vote - crowds, which will be handled in consultation with local health officials, and post-season play, of which KSHSAA is not going to guarantee will happen.
However, state championship events will take place on a case-by-case basis. A lot will depend on how the state is able to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The good news is that as schools return to classes, the student/athletes will return to activities. Kansas High School sports were officially shut down on March 10, when the state basketball tournaments were stopped after the quarterfinals.