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Games, events postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak

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The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), local teams and event organizers have joined professional sports leagues and the NCAA in halting athletic activities amid the COVID-19 global outbreak.

Last Thursday, the PIAA suspended the boys and girls basketball and Class 2A swimming championships, and with schools across the commonwealth closed until at least March 30, the spring sports season is on hold.

“As we move forward, PIAA will continue to work with the governor’s office, the Department of Health and the Department of Education to provide updated information regarding spring sports and any possible restart of the winter championships. This information may change on a day-to-day basis and some of the qualities that are fundamental lessons of interscholastic athletics are at play here: cooperation, patience, sacrifice, responsibility, respect and teamwork,” the PIAA stated in a news release.

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The Bucks County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, scheduled for April 16, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With there being no clarity in planning events in the near future, the banquet is being moved to April 2021. A specific date for the banquet will be announced in January. Tickets purchased will be good for next year, or a refund can be requested.

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Doylestown Rugby has suspended athletic activities until further notice. All Mid-Atlantic Conference matches have been postponed and an update on the status of match play will be announced on April 6.


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