NCHSAA extends suspension of games to May 18

The chance of the resumption of the 2020 high school sports season became less likely after a statement issued Monday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

Responding to the executive order by Gov. Roy Cooper to close schools until May 15, the NCHSAA has suspended seasons to May 18.

“The NCHSAA Board of Directors and staff will use the next few weeks to weigh our future decisions based on the new directions given by Gov. Cooper, other government leaders and organizations charged with public health and safety during this unprecedented time,” NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker said. “Such decisions will include the possible resumption of spring sports’ competition and the possibility of holding the state basketball championships.

“While we remain hopeful that we will be able to resume competition, particularly for our senior student-athletes, we also recognize the need to protect the health and safety of our students, coaches and the communities we serve.”