The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSA) is postponing high school fall and winter sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement pertains to the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.
The decision was made together Maryland schools Superintendent Karen Salmon and the Marland Department of Health.
Sports played in the fall season are cross country, field hockey, football, golf, soccer and volleyball. Winter sports are basketball, indoor track and field, swimming and diving, and wrestling.
The MPSSAA in consultation with the
State Superintendent of Schools, the MD Department of Health, and the Public School
Superintendent Association of Maryland has postponed the 2020 high school fall and
winter competition season during the first semester. https://t.co/tp0F79IueB pic.twitter.com/e4dwh52czY
— MPSSAA (@MPSSAA_Org) August 3, 2020
Last Tuesday the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), announced that it will cancel the fall sports season. In the announcement, the WCAC said they are exploring options for sports to return starting January 1, 2021. The conference represents 13 schools in the area, including three in Montgomery County.