Future of sports foggy for Chase County, Nebraska

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many activities have been canceled in the interest of social distancing.

The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) suspended not only NSAA-related sports and activities, but practices.

Effective Monday this week, NSAA activity practices were suspended until April 2.

“These suspensions may be extended should the conditions warrant,” the release from NSAA reads. 

“Member schools and student-participants are expected to adhere to the NSAA Constitution & Bylaws and activity manuals during this time.”

Closer to Imperial, all SPVA Conference activities are canceled through April 24.

Troy Hauxwell, Chase County Schools (CCS) activities director and head coach for the girls’ track team, said that suspension may grow.

“I’m guessing it will be longer than (April 2), and we will be lucky if we have a spring sports season,” he said.

Boys’ Head Track Coach Carl Zuege agrees.

“The trend certainly seems to be heading toward the idea that it’s probably going to be more than a couple of weeks,” Zuege said.

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