The Virginia High School League announced Monday that since to Gov. Ralph Northam ordered all schools in Virginia closed for the remainder of the year due to the coronavirus, VHSL spring sports and activities have been canceled.

The VHSL planned a conference call on Tuesday with the with its crisis management team to discuss all options relating to spring sports and academic activities following the current academic year and into the summer.  

“We need to support our Governor and State Superintendent.  These actions were taken to protect Virginians, keep them safe and healthy and to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun.   

 “Our Crisis Management team is made up excellent school representatives and has been vital in all deliberations regarding COVID-19. In every situation, every decision we make has been, and will be, in the best interest of public health, including that of, most importantly, our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and families.”

Johnathan Kirland is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jkirkland@gazettevirginian.com. Follow him on Twitter @JohnathanK_GV