The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Monday it has cancelled its spring state championship tournaments due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The NYSPHSAA has spring state championships for baseball, softball, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls lacrosse and boys tennis.
“Unfortunately, with the continued impact of the COVID-19 crisis, hosting the spring 2020 state championships is no longer feasible (time factor, facility and venue availability, etc.)” said Paul Harrica, NYSPHSAA’s President, in a press release. “Canceling the remaining winter state championships in late March was challenging and the cancelation of our spring state championships today is equally disappointing.”
The regular season for spring sports remains on hold for nine of the 11 sections in the NYSPHSAA. Section Eight (Nassau County) and Section 11 (Suffolk County) announced the cancellation of spring sports on April 21.