TSSAA: Spring sports and postponed state basketball tournaments cancelled following Gov. Lee’s school closure recommendation
The TSSAA has cancelled all spring sports and remaining activities following Governor Bill Lee’s recommendations for schools to stay closed for the remainder of the academic year.
The state’s high school sports governing body issued the announcement Wednesday, and included in the cancellations was the postponed boys and girls state basketball tournaments scheduled to take place last month. The girls portion of the tournament only witnessed quarterfinal action before the postponement was made, and no games were played in the boys tournament.
Five schools from Northeast TN were representing our region in this year’s tournament.
Below is the full statement from the TSSAA:
With the Governor’s announcement of school closure for the remainder of the school year, all remaining TSSAA events for 2019-20, including all spring sports and the postponed BlueCross Basketball Championships, are cancelled. This is an unprecedented time across our state and country, and we do not make this decision lightly. We thank all of the participants, their coaches, administrators, parents, and everyone else who has dedicated a tremendous amount of time, passion, and effort to high school athletics, especially these affected events.
To our senior participants – we thank you for everything you have done for your schools and communities and wish you the very best in your bright futures. This is difficult, but the lessons you’ve learned and friendships you’ve made through high school activities will last your lifetime. We look forward to the resumption of high school athletics during the 2020-21 school year, and will continue work on those events at this time. The TSSAA thanks everyone involved for their patience and understanding throughout this process.
Information will be given to member schools regarding summer athletic activities in regards to the sports calendar at a date in the near future.
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