Ad Spot

AHSAA issues statement on spring sports and concerns with the coronavirus

MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA released a statement regarding the continuance of spring sports amid growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus Friday morning.

The AHSAA is closely monitoring statewide conditions regarding COVID-19 with the Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The AHSAA said based on the Alabama Department of Public Health’s recommendation and in accordance with the information sent to public schools from the Alabama State Department of Education, events with 500 or more in attendance from outside the school’s student body should be canceled or limited to the recommended number. Compliance regarding the recommendation is the responsibility of local schools and school boards.

“Please know, the safety and well-being of our student-athletes and fans are at the forefront of the AHSAA’s mission,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese.

Practice and competition are a school and school system decision and should be based on the most current recommendations of the Alabama Department of Public Health according to the statement.

The status of AHSAA spring championships are to remain as scheduled but could change with new information.

The AHSAA said it has formed a Spring Sports Contingency Committee to analyze current information to develop alternative options for championship play, if necessary, adding that decisions will be made in the best interest of coaches, administrators, fans and student-athletes.

If athletes or teams do not meet the minimum contest requirements at the end of the season due to mandated cancellations, the AHSAA said those contingency plans are developed and schools will be notified of championship qualifications to ensure all teams have equal opportunity to participate in championships.

If a game is scheduled and one team does not agree to play or reschedule, the game would not count as a forfeit. The AHSAA is asking for encouragement from all schools to be understanding and work together during these challenging times.

The AHSAA said it will provide further updates as new information becomes available. Visit www.ahsaa.com for all updates.

Hartselle

Hartselle man guilty of rape of juvenile 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Police Department looks to fill six positions  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

New manufacturing program at Hartselle, Limestone schools 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Home Sweet Hartselle mural painted on Sparkman Street

Hartselle

Hartselle woman named to Inno under 25 

Hartselle

Volunteers, sponsors needed for Stars Over Hollywood prom 

Hartselle

Crowd gathers for 41st annual Depot Days 

Decatur

A heart for the arts: Hartselle art program receives River Clay grant

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Chiropractor released after charge of poisoning wife back in jail  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan employees in line for 5 percent pay hike  

Hartselle

Chiropractor charged with poisoning wife released on bond 

Editor's picks

Hartselle homecoming kick-off showcases school spirit

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Depot Days returns Saturday  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Fitness Court unveiled at Sparkman Park  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle man allegedly poisoned wife with lead in murder attempt  

Hartselle

Crestline students enjoy third annual Ag Day

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Highway 36 reopens east of Hartselle 

At a Glance

Hartselle man eludes police, arrested on possession charges

Breaking News

Hartselle man arrested for attempted murder of wife

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

In the community: Highflying fun

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle City Schools second graders kick off civic education

News

Dairy production facility closures impact Alabama schools

MULTIMEDIA-FRONT PAGE

Brewer High consumer science class gets new kitchen after 50 years

News

In the community: Sunflowers and summertime

x