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Spring sports, state championships canceled through remainder of school year

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 13:49:14-04

MARYLAND — Spring athletic events are canceled through the remainder of the school year, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association announced Tuesday.

MPSSAA said the cancellation includes the remainder of the 2020 boys and girls Basketball State Championships and all spring sports, as well as spring state championships.

The MPSSAA also canceled its Student-Athlete Leadership Conference and the Minds in Motion Scholarship banquet.

The MPSSAA will continue to honor senior scholarship winners through its Minds in Motion Scholarship program and will announce each of the $1,000 scholarship winners online in the coming week.

The MPSSAA wrote in a statement:

"With this announcement, the MPSSAA wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude and admiration to all of our member schools' graduating seniors, underclassmen, coaches, administrators and extracurricular athletic and activity sponsors who have dedicated countless hours to these programs. The MPSSAA and the Maryland State Department of Education share your collective desire for the return of these highly beneficial educational programs when it is safe for all school communities."