RIIL pushes spring sports back


Last week, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that all K-12 schools in the state would be adhering to distance learning plans starting Monday, March 23 through April 3.

With the announcement, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League also decided to push the spring sports season back to a later date that has not yet been determined.

“The RIIL understands how important sports are to its student-athletes and will do whatever it can to salvage as much of the spring sports season as possible, while remaining in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health and maintaining the health and safety of the Rhode Island community as its top priority,” said RIIL Executive Director Tom Mezzanotte in a statement last week.

“The league strongly encourages everyone to adhere to the guidelines, especially those regarding social distancing, provided by Governor Raimondo and RIDOH to help limit the spread of COVID-19.”

The RIIL cancelled its high school basketball and hockey state championships when the outbreak intensified two weeks back. Mezzanotte and the league also announced the week prior that the spring season would be pushed back a week and reevaluated on Monday, prior to the decision to postpone the season further.


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