Morgantown, West Virginia – Earlier this afternoon, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced that the Winter Sports season has been postponed until January 11th due to rising COVID 19 cases in the state.
“I am very hopeful and I’m asking that the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission look at moving the requirement of 14 days of practice down to seven or 10 days upon that start back on January 11th.”
BREAKING: Governor Jim Justice has announced Winter Sports season has been postponed until Jan. 11 due to rising #COVID19 cases across West Virginia. #wvprepbb #wvgirlsbb
— Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia (@Hoops_Roundup) November 13, 2020
What this essentially means is that the high school basketball and any other winter sport will not be played until at least January 11.
Several West Virginia athletes spoke out about the decision and expressed sadness about not being able to play until January. West Virginia University target and top player in the state of West Virginia, Isaac McKneely of Poca, said that it’s a very sad time for him and athletes across the state.
Sad times https://t.co/yruPoLCqKs
— Isaac McKneely (@IsaacMcKneely) November 13, 2020