The IHSA announced that high school sports will be returning.
The updated schedule was released late on Wednesday afternoon. IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson spoke to the media to address any questions and says that this has been anticipated for a while.
Anderson says that the IHSA does not have any plans to have students tested.
As far as scheduling, Anderson says that it’s still a work in progress.
Winter sports will begin after seven practices. Those sports include boys and girls basketball, boys swimming, as well as dance and cheerleading. There will be no state series for basketball or swimming, however, a virtual state series will be hed for dance and cheerleading.
Football will begin practices on March 3 with the first games to be Saturday, March 13. Boys soccer will begin practices on March 1 and games can begin after seven practices. Girls volleyball will begin practices on March 8 and games can begin after seven practices. There will be no state series for any of these sports.
Spring sports, including boys baseball, girls soccer, girls softball, boys tennis, and boys and girls track and field will begin practices April 5 with competitions to begin after seven practices and a state series to be determined.
Wrestling will begin practicing April 19 with meets to begin after seven practices. There will be no state series for wrestling this year.