PIAA moving forward with winter sports as planned

By Matt Smith

As some schools pause winter sports competition until after the New Year, the PIAA is moving forward, in spite of a call from the Pennsylvania Principals Association (PPA) to delay the season until Feb. 1.

PIAA executive director Dr. Robert Lombardi said Wednesday that any postponements to the winter sports season will have to come from Gov. Tom Wolf, the Department of Education or the Department of Health; otherwise, the season is on schedule to begin Friday.

But winter sports are not beginning on time in Delco. Due to the rise in coronavirus cases and deaths, the Delaware County Council recently imposed stricter restrictions to limit indoor gatherings to 10 people for out-of-classroom activities and events. The order is in effect until Jan. 2. Several leagues in the area, including the Del Val and Central, are aiming to start their regular seasons by the middle of January.

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