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VPA postpones spring sports, crowns hoop teams

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Regarding COVID-19's impact on the start of the 2020 spring sports season, the Vermont Principals' Association, in consultation with its Activities Standards Committee, will mirror the Governor's state of emergency timeline for school closures.

The 2020 spring sports season will be postponed until April 6. Any changes in guidance from the Governor's Office and/or the Vermont Department of Health will be reviewed ahead of April 6 to determine if the season can get underway, or we need to further postpone, or if cancellation becomes necessary.

We join the voices of student athletes around the state in our shared desire to get the season underway as soon as possible, and we will follow whatever steps are deemed necessary for the betterment of public health.

Regarding COVID-19's impact on the end of the 2020 winter sports season, the VPA announces "co" and "quad" champions for the Girls' 2020 basketball season.

Given the wholly unexpected need to cancel the final games of the Girls' Tournament in 2020, the VPA, with consultation with its Activities Standards Committee, will make all remaining teams champions for 2020. While not the ideal way to finish a season, we wish to recognize the dedication, effort, and now sacrifice that these teams have shown.

Each of the teams that had their season cut short will be issued honorary trophies and medals for their schools to distribute as the school sees fit. Again, we recognize that this is not the competitive finish that we all were expecting. We do hope this will bring some of the deserved recognition for these student athletes who ended up in the unprecedented scenario of cancellation.

Division 4 Co-Champions

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Proctor, Mid Vermont Christian

Division 3 Quad-Champions

Lake Region, Windsor, Thetford, Oxbox

Division 2 Co-Champions

Fair Haven, Harwood

Division 1 Quad-Champions

Champlain Valley Union, Essex, Mt. Mansfield, Rutland


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