NYSPHSAA

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High school basketball, bowling and hockey state champions will not be crowned this year. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Monday its decision to cancel the remainder of the scholastic winter state championship games, as the result of the continuing COVID-19 health crisis.

Youth state hockey championships to be held in Western New York, which earlier this week were adjusted to close games to spectators, have now been called off entirely. High school regional boys basketball championships, meanwhile, are still scheduled to play in Buffalo this weekend but a spectator ban is now in place.

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One day after it was announced New York State youth hockey championships will be played in Western New York without spectators, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced it, too, will close its hockey championships in Buffalo to fans as a COVID-19 virus-related measure.

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While health officials continue to monitor reports of new cases of the coronavirus causing COVID-19 illness, amateur sports officials are sticking to their plans to host state tournaments this month, some of which begin this weekend in Western New York.

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