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NCHSAA releases a statement

CHAPEL HILL -- Here is the latest update from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association concerning its spring sports season:

"Having heard the updated information relative to schools remaining closed until the middle of May, NCHSAA interscholastic athletics will remain suspended until at least May 18.

"The NCHSAA Board of Directors and staff will use the next few weeks to weigh our future decisions based on the new directions given by Governor Cooper, other government leaders and organizations charged with public health and safety during this unprecedented time. Such decisions will include the possible resumption of spring sports competition and the possibility of holding the state basketball championships.

"While we remain hopeful that we will be able to resume competition, particularly for our senior student-athletes, we also recognize the need to protect the health and safety of our students, coaches and the communities were serve.''

HOOPS: Due to the continuing public health concerns associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the North Carolina Coaches Association (NCCA) and the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association (SCACA) have cancelled the 2020 Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games.

The annual event scheduled for March 28 in Wilmington features the top public high school senior boys and girls basketball players from North Carolina and South Carolina.

"Our concern for the safety and well-being of these young student-athletes, as well as for spectators attending the games from communities across the two-state area, coaches, and essential personnel, prompted this decision," said Phil Weaver, co-executive director of the NCCA. "We congratulate the selected players on their athletic accomplishments, and wish them much success as they continue their education and athletic endeavors."

LACROSSE: The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced recently that the league will be visiting North Carolina during the 2020 season.

WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary will host three regular season matchups on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9.

"We are thankful to the team at WakeMed Soccer Park for giving us a gorgeous venue to showcase the PLL and give our fans the best lacrosse-viewing experience possible," says PLL Co-Founder and CEO Mike Rabil. "North Carolina is a state that has been yearning for pro lacrosse, where residents in the area continue to vocalize their support of the PLL. We're eager to bring the best game and players in the world to an anticipated energizing crowd at WakeMed."

For more information about the PLL and the games visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com.


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