High School Sports Suspended by COVID-19
By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter
The Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) has suspended all spring sports due to the public health threat from COVID-19. This includes all Maui Interscholastic League events, effective Monday, March 16.
Molokai High Athletic Director Lee Derouin said all MHS spring sports can still practice at DOE practice facilities since the county parks and facilities are closed. This is also subject to change. Baseball and volleyball home games against Seabury Hall are postponed for this week.
The possible resumption of play will not be made without the HHSAA first consulting with the Hawaii State Department of Health and the Lt. Governor’s office. The HHSAA will also continue to evaluate the situation and make a later determination regarding its spring state tournaments scheduled for May.
“The priority of the HHSAA continues to be the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and members of the community,” stated HHSAA Executive Director Chris Chun. “We hope that play can resume before the school year ends but must be mindful not to jeopardize the health of our community in doing so. This decision was not made lightly and is supported unanimously by our member leagues.”