Nov 24, 2020 11:17 PM

KSHAA approves winter sports to begin this December

Posted Nov 24, 2020 11:17 PM

By TYLER HENRY
Salina Post contributor

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With more than 6,000 anxious athletes, coaches and fans tuning in, the Kansas High School Athletics Association met today to determine the fate of winter sports for the month of December.

The verdict: basketball, wrestling and other winter sports will be greenlit across the state to begin next month.

The motion passed by a final count of 53-22.

This will allow all local schools in the Saline County area, including Salina South, Salina Central, Abilene, Southeast of Saline, Ell-Saline, Sacred Heart, Solomon and Bennington to begin their seasons on time.

All of the schools listed above will begin basketball season on December 4th, and all other winter sports according to their schedules.

Also included in the motion was the stipulation that all competition stop from December 23rd to January 7th, and resume safely after that.

As always, schools, coaches, players and fans will need to adhere to state and local Covid-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all in their communities.

For more information, stay tuned to the KSHAA website for a full press release and more information as it becomes available.