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ChesMont and Central League high schools expected to bring back fall sports

ChesMont and Central League high schools expected to bring back fall sports

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by Phil Anastasia | Philadelphia Inquirer Matt Ortega saw it coming back in August. “There’s still a glimmer of hope,” Ortega, the highly successful football coach at Coatesville High School, said when the ChesMont League announced Aug. 28 the decision to suspend fall sports because of the coronavirus outbreak. What seemed a slim possibility late...

Smith: It’s time for Delaware County schools to start playing sports

Smith: It’s time for Delaware County schools to start playing sports

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by Matt Smith | Delaware County Daily Times Leaders of school districts in Delaware County continue to ignore calls demanding student-athletes return to the field this fall. Their silence is cowardly. The coronavirus is the real deal and it’s here to stay. Most leagues in Southeastern Pennsylvania plan to resume in January, but will the outlook be any...

Marple Newtown Parent Pens Open Letter to the Central League

Marple Newtown Parent Pens Open Letter to the Central League

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by Brian Joslin | September 2, 2020 To the decision makers in the Central League, I am writing today for three reasons. First, I would like to have a better understanding of how you came to your decision to cancel/ postpone fall sports in 2020. Second, I am asking for you to reconsider your decision. Finally, it would be very beneficial to all involved if you...

Central League parents call to reinstate fall sports with letter campaign, protest

Central League parents call to reinstate fall sports with letter campaign, protest

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by Matt Smith | Delaware County Daily Times In response to the Central League’s decision to postpone interscholastic sports until January, parents and students are demanding change. Protesters flocked to the Chester County Health Department office in West Chester Monday. Students from Central League and Chester County schools held signs that said...

Central League shuts down fall sports due to COVID-19 outbreak

Central League shuts down fall sports due to COVID-19 outbreak

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by Phil Anastasia The Central League on Friday became the latest high school league in the Philadelphia area to shut down fall sports because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Central League made the announcement on its Twitter feed, noting the organization was “taking its direction from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Chester and Montgomery County...

PA Prep Live: Central League officially delays start of fall sports

PA Prep Live: Central League officially delays start of fall sports

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by Terry Toohey | Delco Times The PIAA’s decision last Friday to allow individual school districts and leagues to move forward with fall sports starting Monday created confusion for some athletes in the Central League. A number of athletes called their respective schools and coaches looking for answers, according to Springfield’s Glenn Mallon, chairperson of...

PennLive: PIAA moves forward with fall sports against Gov. Wolf’s recommendation

PennLive: PIAA moves forward with fall sports against Gov. Wolf’s recommendation

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By Edward Sutelan | esutelan@pennlive.com The PIAA is going to move ahead with fall sports despite recommendations from Gov. Tom Wolf to wait until 2021. The PIAA Board of Directors voted on Friday to plan for the start of high school sports in the state on Aug. 24 for schools permitted to do so by a 25 to five vote. The decision comes as schools across...

PennLive: Pa. official explains ‘strong recommendation’ to not play youth, high school sports, until at least Jan. 2021

PennLive: Pa. official explains ‘strong recommendation’ to not play youth, high school sports, until at least Jan. 2021

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By Greg Pickel | gpickel@pennlive.com A Pa. official has now explained why Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration “strongly recommended” that youth, recreational, and high school sports are not played in the state until at least January 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking during a news conference on Monday to highlight the new education...