By Ray Hamill — The California Interscholastic Federation announced on Friday afternoon that all spring sports playoffs have been canceled.
After a meeting with the 10 state section commissioners, the CIF made the decision to “to cancel spring Section, Regional, and State Championship events,” which was widely anticipated.
According to a press release issued by the CIF, “Based on the recent statements issued by Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, regarding schools turning to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the CIF does not see an avenue for the spring sports season to continue. As such, in consultation today with the 10 Section Commissioners, the decision has been made to cancel spring Section, Regional, and State Championship events.
“We understand this is disappointing for everyone involved in education-based athletics and empathize with our student-athletes and all who are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. “As always, our top priority is everyone’s ongoing health and safety during this challenging time, and we all look forward to the day when education-based athletics resumes.”