COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– The Ohio Excessive College Athletic Affiliation canceled the tournaments for basketball, hockey and wrestling due to the coronavirus outbreak.
OHSAA President Jerry Snodgrass made the announcement on Thursday. These winter tournaments have been beforehand postponed.
The beginning of softball, lacrosse, baseball, monitor and discipline and boys’ tennis remains to be postponed.
“We’re simply devastated that the tournaments can’t be accomplished,” Snodgrass stated in a information launch.
“However our precedence is the protection of our student-athletes, coaches, communities and officers. Governor Mike DeWine is asking all Ohioans to do all the things they’ll to cease the unfold of this virus. That request, together with our colleges not having the ability to reopen for weeks, implies that faculty sports activities can’t occur at the moment. Even when our colleges reopen this spring, it is going to be tough to seek out amenities keen to host the tournaments. Most campuses are shut down till mid to late summer time.”
Snodgrass stated the affiliation is planning to methods to honor these student-athletes at subsequent 12 months’s state tournaments.
OHSAA stated the 4 winter state tournaments be a part of just a few occasions throughout World Struggle II as the one cancellations within the affiliation’s historical past. OHSAA was based in 1907.