WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NHCSAA) announced Thursday afternoon that all sporting events in the state have been postponed indefinitely, including Saturday’s basketball championship games, due to the growing threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The organization initially announced this morning that the basketball championship games would continue but without spectators and only with essential staff and limited family attendance.
“As much as we would like this opportunity for our student-athletes, coaches, and their communities, we know that ultimately any decision we make must err on the side of caution,” said Commissioner Que Tucker.
The board of directors moved to suspend all interscholastic athletics beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 13 and lasting through Monday, April 6. This includes all workouts, skill development, practices, and contests.
The board will asses the situation regularly over the next few weeks.