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North Carolina High School Athletics Association Delays Start of Fall Sports Till at Least Sept. 1

Following North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement July 14 regarding school openings, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), the governing body of prep sports in the state, announced today that the start of high school fall sports will be delayed until at least September 1.

The delay is due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is sweeping America and some other nations around the world. The NCHSAA’s Board of Directors make the decision to delay the start of fall sports.

The sports affected include football, volleyball, women’s golf, women’s tennis and men’s soccer.

This delay directly affects high schools in Watauga, Avery and Ashe counties, which are all governed by the NCHSAA.