Sports suspended through April 18

Rangely senior Tristan Moore (10) launches an Ignacio pitch during neutral-site [Kevin Ritz Field at Sunset Mesa Sports Complex in Montrose] action this past Friday, April 19. Moore went an outstanding 5-for-5 batting—including a triple on the game’s first pitch and a two run homer in its final inning—and scored five runs with two RBI from the leadoff slot in the order—helping RHS rout IHS 14-0 in five frames. Download the free Zappar app and scan the code to see more photos. JOEL PRIEST/SOUTHERN UTE DRUM
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RBC | The Colorado High School Activities Association, following the most recent recommendation of state and federal health officials, has announced changes in the spring sports and activities schedules.

“In light of Governor Jared Polis’ announcement Monday afternoon, we are announcing that the Association will follow the guidelines that went into effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday and will remain in effect for 30 days,” CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green said. “This media and school advisory is to keep the membership apprised of the latest decisions from the CHSAA office.”

These updates include:

  • The suspension of spring sports and activities is extended through April 18. CHSAA encourages schools to set stricter standards on student gatherings outside of the high school. This suspension means no practices or competition.
  • All CHSAA music events have been cancelled for 2020.
  • The CHSAA Hall of Fame, scheduled for April 14, has been cancelled.
  • The CHSAA Legislative Council meeting, scheduled for April 15, has been postponed pending changes in the public gathering restrictions.
  • The State Speech Tournament and Student Leadership’s Advisor U have been postponed until later in the spring pending changes in the public gathering restrictions.
  • The CHSAA office will remain closed until March 30, with staff working remotely from home.
  • The CHSAA will recognize individual participants from the CHSAA state basketball championships with a memento in the coming weeks to recognize their leadership and resolve during that week.

National and state decisions related to the COVID-19 virus are changing daily, even hourly, so new updates will be posted on and communicated via email to schools and media.

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