An acclimatization schedule has been approved for lower-risk winter sports, and contact days are available to fall, spring and summer athletics on an unlimited basis.
Lower-risk sports can compete out of conference, medium-risk sports can compete within conferences and higher-risk sports can hold intra-team scrimmages.
Lower-risk winter sports will receive a season start date soon, while the likelihood of events being held in higher-risk sports this school year continues to decrease.
The IHSA Board of Directors' latest meeting resulted in no change to the status of high school sports, which have been paused since mid-November.
IHSA board statement: "February seems like a realistic timeline to have sports resume statewide."
Wednesday's IHSA Board of Directors meeting is expected to include discussion about scheduling athletic seasons for the remainder of this school year.
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IHSA officials hope to have low-risk winter sports in competition after the new calendar year begins, but basketball remains in a state of flux.
Weakley not only oversaw a Class 1A sectional championship win for the Sabers, but also worked around the team not being able to use its home courts all season.
Our All-Area Player of the Year posted a nearly unblemished singles record en route to a Class 1A sectional championship as a sophomore.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Monday also approved club sports-related rules that will allow for some flexibility in multiple ventures.
STM teammates Maddy Swisher and Ashley Mills played for the singles championship, while the Sabers' Nora Kelley and Audrey Horn proved stronger than their seed.
PEKIN — Danville and Centennial on Friday combined to qualify three doubles teams for the Class 2A Pekin Sectional semifinals, keeping those athletes' respective seasons going one more day.
The Vikings junior is the younger sister of two former News-Gazette All-Area Players of the Year, one of whom is current Illinois football kicker Caleb Griffin.
Craig Anderson told The News-Gazette that sectionals will mark the end of the IHSA seasons for golf, cross-country, girls' tennis and girls' swimming and diving.
Teams at Mahomet-Seymour, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Watseka all are seeing positive gains despite competing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.