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Start date for higher-risk high school winter sports pushed back due to pandemic

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The start date for some winter high school sports in New York state has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement on Tuesday from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association says that the start date for high-risk sports, such as basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling, will be moved to Jan. 4.

Low- and moderate-risk winter sports, like bowling, gymnastics, indoor track and field, skiing, swimming and diving, are still on schedule to begin on Nov. 30 for schools and sections that have determined that it’s feasible to host interscholastic athletics at that time.

“While it is certainly the goal of the Association to provide all students with the ability to participate in interscholastic athletics, we must remain steadfast in our decisions to ensure the safety of our athletes is our focus,” said NYSPHSAA President Julie Bergman.

The association also says that, at this time, all winter state championship events remain as scheduled.

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