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Players battle for the ball in a 2017 soccer match between Harrison and Riverside. Riverside is one of seven Yonkers schools that will forego playing soccer this fall, opting to postpone the season until March 1. Photo/Mike Smith
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Yonkers schools opt out of fall season

As opening day for some Section I fall sports draws near, a handful of schools recently announced that they will not be participating in the athletics restart. On Sept. 18, the Yonkers public school district released a statement declaring that it would be postponing all fall sports until March. In […]

Football shuffled to spring
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Football shuffled to spring

By MIKE SMITH Sports Editor On Sept. 9, the NYSPHSAA issued a statement on “high-risk” fall sports, announcing that football, volleyball and cheerleading seasons will be postponed until March 1.  The notice comes on the heels of criticism that state officials had not been clear about “return-to-play” policies regarding certain […]

State offers sports guidelines to restart
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State offers sports guidelines to restart

After months of discussions, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association officially announced its return to play guidelines on Sept. 4.   On Friday afternoon, the NYSPHSAA released a 49-page document with instructions for member schools on how to take the field this fall while complying with state […]

On Aug. 24, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that low-risk high school sports were permitted to begin their fall seasons on Sept. 21. Soccer, field hockey, swimming, tennis and cross country will all be allowed to start.
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Cuomo gives green light to “low risk” sports

According to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, there will be high school sports this fall—at least for some. On Aug. 24, Cuomo, a Democrat, announced that interscholastic athletics would be permitted to begin next month, although high-risk sports played in the fall will not get the green light just yet. […]

Remote students eligible for HS sports
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Remote students eligible for HS sports

As school districts around New York state prepare for unprecedented changes to the 2020-21 academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the viability of interscholastic athletics remains uncertain. Last week, NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas offered some clarity on the matter, however, tweeting that student-athletes would be permitted to […]