Winter state championships cancelled

From Dr. Robert J. Zayas

NYSPHSAA Executive Director

On Monday, March 2, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association officially announced the cancellation of the remaining winter state championship events.

The impacted championship events include the boys and girls basketball regionals and state championships, as well as the ice hockey and bowling championships. Plans are being developed to honor and officially recognize the students and teams who qualified to participate in these championship events.

Factors that played a role in this decision include but are not limited to: the evolving COVID-19 public threat, CDC mass gathering recommendations, Governor Cuomo’s declaration of a state emergency, President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, input from the 11 Sections and extended school closures.