The target date for resuming the spring high school sports season in Wyoming has been pushed back to April 20, according to a release issued Saturday by the Wyoming High School Activities Association.
The extension comes after an announcement on Friday by Gov. Mark Gordon to extend public closures, including schools, through April 17.
“Due to the continuing influence of COVID-19, we are not able to predict when it will be safe to resume spring sports,” the WHSAA release read. “We will continue to be guided by the Governor of Wyoming, including the Wyoming Department of Health and the State Department of Education.”
To ensure that each team is on an “equal playing field,” no practices are permitted during the suspension.
Johnson County School District will begin mandatory distance learning on April 6, after this week’s spring break.
If spring sports are able to return on April 20, it will allow for less than a month of regular season competition before the postseason competition is scheduled to begin. For the Buffalo High School soccer teams, the state tournament is slated to begin May 21 in Cheyenne. The 1A and 3A East regional track and field meets are slated for May 15-16 in Torrington.