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KSHSAA Recommendations Voted Down, Fall Sports to Move Forward as Scheduled
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

The Kansas State High School Activities Association held an executive meeting Tuesday afternoon and attempted to come up with a plan for the fall sports season.

After hearing the plan from executives of KSHSAA, the Board of Directors voted 5-4 against the proposal which will keep all sports at their original start dates with practices allowed to begin August 17.

In the meeting KSHSAA proposed that that fall sports practices would not be allowed before August 17 with girl’s tennis and girls golf not to begin competition before August 21 while cross country would not begin until September 2.

As for the more interactive sports such as gymnastics, volleyball, boys’ soccer, and football, they would not have competition until after September 8.

KSHSAA Executive Director Bill Faflick made it clear that the association wants to keep student health and safety at its forefront. Considerations provided to schools by KSHSAA in regards to health/safety restrictions are still in place and to be adhered to. 

Faflick also noted that the focus is on participation and that they do want to have championships but cannot guarantee that they will take place.

As to the Board of Directors, it was a split with some in support of the Executive Board and some wanting to start the fall sports at their original scheduled dates.

This will keep week one of the high school football season Sept. 4 pending any changes by local leagues or school districts.  

Fan limits at competitions will also be determined at local level.  

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