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IHSAA spring sports officially canceled

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The Indiana High School Athletic Association issued a statement after the official cancelation of all spring sports following Gov. Eric Holcomb's announcement yesterday that K-12 schools will not reopen for the remainder of the academic year.

"The [IHSAA] staunchly supports our governor, our state commissioner of health and our state superintendent of public instruction in their herculean efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are extremely fortunate in Indiana to have these exemplary leaders providing guidance and care to all Hoosiers.

"With the announcement today of the closure of K-12 schools throughout Indiana for the remainder of the school year, the IHSAA announces the cancelation of all spring sports tournament series events for the 2019- 20 school year. It is imperative that our students, coaches, officials, administrators, and parents be encouraged in every manner to adhere to the guidance provided by our leadership.

"The Association understands the extreme seriousness of this pandemic and joins in support of current measures being implemented as well as future considerations. In unwavering support yet with extreme sadness, we must cancel our spring sports programming. We join all Hoosiers in anticipation of a triumphant homecoming back to our schools in the fall of 2020 complete with a full complement of IHSAA sports," read the statement.