Surge in COVID-19 cases impacting high school winter sports

Created: November 10, 2020 07:31 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and state officials consulted on Monday and released an update on high school winter sports.

Low and moderate-risk winter sports, including bowling, gymnastics, indoor track and field, skiing, and swimming and diving are permitted to be played. Athletes participating in low and moderate-risk sports can start practicing on Nov. 30. 

High-risk winter sports like basketball, ice hockey, and wrestling remain on hold. The start of high-risk sports is contingent upon authorization from state officials. 

News10NBC's Carly Mascitti spoke to two local high school basketball players whose seasons are in jeopardy.

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