WIAA cancels remainder of winter sports season

Following Seymour’s 70-58 loss to Kaukauna in the semifinal round of their Division 2 game, the WIAA announced that the boys sectional final and State Tournament games, along with the girls State Tournament which started Thursday night, will be canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a press statement released at 11 p.m. following the boys and girls tournament action, the WIAA said they regret the lost opportunity for teams and players that have worked to achieve their goals and the communities that have supported them throughout the year.

“I want the student-athletes and their coaches to know that your school leaders, the WIAA Executive Staff, all our committees and the Board of Control have done everything imaginable to try to provide and preserve these opportunities for you,” Executive Director Dave Anderson said. “However, we want and need to be responsible in helping the global and state efforts to stem the tide and spread of this virus.”

Earlier today, the WIAA was informed the Kohl Center would not be available for the State Boys Basketball Tournament scheduled for March 19-21. Many professional, collegiate and high school associations have postponed or canceled scheduled events as a result of the pandemic.

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