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NYSPHSAA announces cancellation of 2021 spring championships

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Feb 03, 2021

BUFFAO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced the cancellation of its 2021 spring championships Wednesday.

NYSPHSAA released the following statement on Twitter:

After listening to concerns from the 11 #NYSPHSAA sections, the 11 section executive directors and member schools, the NYSPHSAA officers have approved the cancellation of the 2021 NYSPHSAA Spring Championships.

Dr. Robert Zayas, Executive Director of the NYSPHSAA, released the following statement on Twitter:

Certainly a difficult decision, however at this time our focus must be on maximum participation of students. Making this announcement now provides schools and Sections with flexibility to appropriately plan & schedule the remaining seasons of the 2020-2021 school year.
- Dr. Robert Zayas

The spring sports season is set to begin April 19.

For more information on the NYSPHSAA's plans and guidance on the return to play you can click here.