Low-Risk Fall Sports Can Start Practicing Next Week In Western New York

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JAMESTOWN – Low-risk fall sports can begin practicing for their season starting next week.

The Athletic Council of Section VI announced the news yesterday.

The council says cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, soccer, girls swimming and girls tennis can hold team practices starting on Monday.

However, each school district and league can make their own decisions on which sports can start play.

The decision comes following a vote by over 70 school districts, 67 of which were in favor of a Sept. 21 start date for school sports.

“The post card ballot is a part of our Constitution and provides us with an avenue to do business”, Section VI President, Brett Banker said in a statement. “The procedure allows for consistent messaging and decision making from across our Section and the results speak for themselves.”

Competitive cheerleading, football and volleyball for Section VI have already been shifted to March 1.


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