School districts and leagues move fall sports to the spring

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Ballston Spa Central School District voted to only play low-risk varsity sports in the fall at a Board of Education Meeting today. Ballston Spa will not play soccer in the fall which is considered a moderate risk sport.

The school district will offer cross country, golf, tennis, and swimming and diving.

The Whitehall Board of Education voted to opt out of all fall sports in 2020 postponing them until the spring of 2021.

Wasaren League and WAC also make changes

The Wasaren League announced that it was postponing all fall 2020 sports to the Fall II season in 2021.

The Fall II season is tentatively scheduled from March 1st to April 30th per NYSPHSAA. High-risk sports including football, volleyball, and competitive cheer were already moved to the spring, this means low and moderate risk sports like soccer, field hockey, cross country, golf, tennis and swimming and diving will join them.

The Wasaren League is made up of Berlin, Cambridge, Greenwich High School, Hoosic Valley, Hoosick Falls, Mechanicville, Saratoga Central Catholic, Stillwater, Tamarac, and Waterford-Halfmoon.

The Western Athletic Conference is moving forward with low-risk sports in the fall but they are planning to play soccer in the Spring during the Fall Season II period.

The WAC is made up of Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Canajoharie, Duanesburg, Fonda-Fultonville, Fort Plain, Galway, Mayfield, Mekeel, Middleburgh, Northville, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville and Schoharie.

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