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PIAA: No plans to delay fall sports season

The fall sports season will kick off as scheduled, with first practices for all teams slated to begin on Aug. 17, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) announced last week.
In a statement posted on Twitter, PIAA said it was “moving forward with the normal start of the fall sports season unless otherwise directed by the commonwealth.”
“Our focus is the health and safety of student athletes, which is paramount in moving forward with athletics,” the statement read. “Each member school has developed health and safety guidelines to allow athletics to continue as an important part of the school day. Participation in athletics has known health benefits, including promoting physical fitness and mental wellness, which is necessary in a time of uncertainty for our student athletes.”
“PIAA is committed to providing a season for all sports in the upcoming school year,” the statement continued, “and will be flexible if conditions would change.”
Heat acclimatization for football begins Aug. 10, with first practices for all remaining teams set to begin a week later.