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HHSAA cancels March state championships

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association is forgoing its March state championships under their modified calendar, affecting air riflery, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, outrigger canoe paddling, soccer, swimming and diving and wrestling, which are all slated to begin Jan. 4.

The decision was based on several factors, including but not limited to, travel restrictions, and that leagues were already conducting shortened seasons.

“Our intent for cancelling the first set of state tournaments was to allow our member schools the opportunity to participate in a longer league season rather than a truncated one with regional and state tournament play for only a limited number of schools,” said HHSAA Executive Director Chris Chun.

“Although the state tournaments are canceled, leagues are not restricted in conducting their seasons if it is deemed safe to do so. We will continue to work with the Department of Health and government officials for the possibility to hold state tournaments for the remaining sports in late May.”

The remaining sports scheduled March to May include baseball, football, golf, judo, softball, tennis, track and field, water polo and volleyball.

  1. I saw a Vampire once January 4, 2021 3:02 pm Reply

    They might cancel all sports. This is because of heightened restrictions in California. This will affect Oahu. And interisland travel. They are on a tier 4 level plan in Hawai’i. Limited opening on the areas of marked businesses or places. It has been this way since April 2020. I wouldn’t be surprise if the whole state just cancel all high school sports.

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