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Section VI: Low- & moderate-risk sports move to January 2021

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Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm

The executive committee of Section VI has voted to postpone the start date for the winter season’s low- and moderate-risk sports to Jan. 4, 2021. In a morning session, the committee paused boys and girls bowling, rifle, indoor track, boys swim and skiing from the previously chosen date of Dec. 14.

“It’s clear to all of us on the committee that pausing at this time is the most responsible act we can take,” Section VI President Brett Banker said. “It is our responsibility to mesh our actions with that of district leaders who are trying desperately to get students back in their buildings in a responsible fashion.”

Section VI had originally moved low- and moderate-risk sports from the state guidance of a Nov. 30 start to Dec. 14 out of an abundance of caution. The move now aligns all winter sports to the Jan. 4 date.

“Our focus remains doing everything in our power to create seasons for our students,” Banker said. “Creating opportunities for kids is what motivates us and demands our attention. People are working extremely hard toward that goal.”

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