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SCHSL, SCISA yet to call spring sports seasons

By DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 3/25/20

With the announcement by Governor Henry McMaster on Tuesday that all South Carolina public schools will be closed through April 30 due to the coronavirus, that doesn't mean the high school springs sports seasons will be shut down at this …

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SCHSL, SCISA yet to call spring sports seasons

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With the announcement by Governor Henry McMaster on Tuesday that all South Carolina public schools will be closed through April 30 due to the coronavirus, that doesn't mean the high school springs sports seasons will be shut down at this time.

The South Carolina High School League had suspended its spring sports seasons through April 5 when it was announced schools would be closed through the end of March. A teleconference of the SCHSL executive committee was set for April 2 to review the situation.

Tammie Newman, the director of communications & public relations, said on Tuesday she knows of no additional changes and that the April 2 meeting is still scheduled.

Mike Fanning, the athletic director for the South Carolina Independent School Association, said on Tuesday the organization is adhering to the governor's declaration, thus meaning there would be no sports in SCISA. However, he pointed out the statement said that date could be changed if there is a drastic improvement in the situation. Fanning is preparing in case that happens.

"We've got schedules drawn up should we be able to go back April 15," Fanning said. "We've been considering what to do with (baseball) pitch counts since players haven't been able to train they normally would. We're monitoring everything and trying to be ready should things change."

SCISA had initially suspended its spring sports schedule through April 3.