The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Board and League Members met to vote on several topics about the upcoming winter sports season on Tuesday, Nov 24.
The meeting lasted over four hours as members went back and forth on various topics, but one fact remained clear: their hope was to maintain the safety of the communities but find a way to allow student-athletes to still compete this winter.
As a result the following decisions were made:
•All winter competitions will continue to happen and begin Dec. 1
•No fans are allowed at competitions from Dec. 1 through Jan. 29.
•Winter Moratorium (no practice dates) were extended—no practice from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3.
•Competitions can resume after Christmas Break on Jan. 8.
Some of the original plans included shortening the season and delaying the start. With the new rules, the sports, particularly basketball, swimming and wrestling, will be able to keep close to their original seasons but minus any fans.
The vote for no spectators passed 50-26.
KSHSAA also voted to keep middle school sports on the same timeline with no spectators, as well. It passed 70-7.