UIL, TAPPS call off spring competition

The spring sports season is over before it really began.

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) canceled all remaining 2019-2020 spring activities and state championships after Gov. Greg Abbott shut down Texas schools for the rest of the year Friday, April 20.

This affects Fredericksburg ISD and Harper ISD.

“Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities this spring, but without schools in session, interscholastic activities cannot continue,” UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt said. “Our highest priority during this challenging time is ensuring the health and safety of our students and communities and making progress in the containment of COVID-19 in Texas.

“We are now turning our attention to the 2020-2021 school year.”

Practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice. Soccer, baseball, softball, golf, tennis and track and field seasons immediately end.

The previously communicated information allowing remote instruction remains in place.

The UIL will continue to follow the direction of state authorities and will work closely with member schools to navigate this unprecedented time.

“I am grateful to the UIL staff for their leadership and dedication to students,” said UIL Legislative Council Chair Curtis Rhodes. “Together we will get through this and we look forward to the day students are once again able to participate in education-based interscholastic activities.”

TAPPS also called off its remaining  2019-20 competitions, affecting  Heritage and Ambleside.

More updates are to follow.

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