HHSAA Cancels March State Championships for 10 Sports

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The Hawaiʻi High School Athletic Association is forgoing its March 2021 state championships under their modified calendar, affecting air riflery, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, outrigger canoe paddling, soccer, swimming and diving and wrestling, which are all slated to begin Jan, 4, 2021. 

The decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to, travel restrictions and that leagues were already conducting shortened seasons.

“Our intent for cancelilng the first set of state tournaments was to allow our member schools the opportunity to participate in a longer league season, rather than a truncated one with regional and state tournament play for only a limited number of schools,” said HHSAA Executive Director Chris Chun.

“Although the state tournaments are cancelled, leagues are not restricted in conducting their seasons if it is deemed safe to do so. We will continue to work with the Department of Health and government officials for the possibility to hold state tournaments for the remaining sports in late May,” said Chun.

The remaining sports scheduled March-May include baseball, football, golf, judo, softball, tennis, track and field, water polo and volleyball.

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