Garic: The LHSAA has spoken!

High School sports return in the fall

Kristian Garic
July 08, 2020 - 6:17 pm
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Bravo LHSAA!  Bravo!  The governing body of high school sports has spoken. They remain fully committed to a fall sports this season. 

Despite public pressure from State Senator Cleo Fields to shut down fall sports, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association did their job!  This is leadership! 

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Now, science and the virus could change this decision, but as it stands now, this is very positive news. ​

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association released this statement:

"Now, more than ever, we are reminded that our communities need high school sports. Interscholastic competition supports the physical, emotional and mental well-being of student-athletes across Louisiana. The LHSAA is fully committed to the safe return of high school athletics this fall. We encourage member schools to follow LHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Guidelines to ensure the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. Reopening high school sports depends on all of us working together."

 

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