Winter Sports Will Begin as Scheduled in Kansas
Brock Kappelmann - November 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Winter sports will begin as scheduled next week in Kansas. The KSHSAA Board of Directors voted 53-24 to allow winter sports to begin next Tuesday, December 1. There will be a moratorium on games from December 23 to January 7. Winter sports competitions can resume January 8. Practices can resume January 4. The competitions will be played without fans until January 28. There will be no fans allowed at middle school events beginning Tuesday. There was an an amendment on the table to conisider no more than two fans per particpant from December 1-January 28. But it failed 46-29. Local control for fan attendance takes place January 29.
Full schedules will be allowed for all sports.
Wrestling will allowing no more than eight teams and 112 participants. Basketball tournaments are allowed with eight team tournaments as long as there are two gyms.
Last week the KSHSAA Executive board approved a proposal to alter the winter sports schedule. The proposal would have pushed winter sports competition back to January 15. The board proposed capping basketball games to 13 games, swimming meets to six, and wrestling at 12 competitions. The full KSHSAA Board of Directorts voted against last week’s proposal.