New month, same situation.
In a teleconference on Thursday, the South Carolina High School League Executive Committee extended its suspension of high school sports through Apr. 30.
High school sports had previously been suspended through Apr. 5.
“That’s correct,” SCHSL Commissioner Jerome Singleton said when asked if SCHSL was complying with SC Gov. Henry McMaster’s Executive Order to close schools through the month of April. “If there’s no school, no school activities can take place. We have to comply with the rest of it. Our athletic facilities have to be closed. On our end, we’re reiterating what he (McMaster) said.”
However, SCHSL is working on options for possible virtual conditioning for athletes and is exploring all possibilities to keep its students and coaches active.
“We’re working on guidelines to permit that,” Singleton said. “But there are still no face-to-face encounters.”
SCHSL will reassess the situation in its next meeting on Apr. 22.
“We’ll see If there are any changes put in place by the governor and the State Department of Education on restrictions as far as athletic activities,” Singleton said.