High school sports remain on pause in Illinois.
The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors met Wednesday and set a special meeting for the 27th to put out a revised sports schedule for the remaining school year. IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson says based on what the governor has said, low-risk sports like bowling, cheerleading and swimming could begin practice as early as tomorrow in different regions of the state. He says with that in mind, “February seems like a realistic timeline to have sports resume statewide.”
Many Illinois athletes are crossing state lines to play high school sports. Anderson says “the IHSA acknowledges the immense mental, emotional and physical strain that a lack of contact with school programs is causing Illinois high school student-athletes.”