Video: No. 21 Duncanville beats South Grand Prairie
Highlights of Panthers' 68-56 win in the 6A Texas state playoffs.
University Interscholastic League (UIL) of Texas extended its
suspension of spring sports until at least May 4 due to the outbreak of
COVID-19, it announced Thursday.
state's main governing body of high school sports had last week
suspended play until March 29. The extension is consistent with much of
the rest of the country. On Wednesday, Kansas State High School
Activities Association (KSHSAA) cancelled all spring sports for the rest
of the school year.
The UIL would not go
that far, but warned that "all decisions remain flexible and will be
consistent with the advise of local, state and federal officials." It
also noted that prior to the May 4 date, "the UIL will allow its member
schools a reasonable acclimatization period for rehearsals and practices
According to UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt: "We are workin diligently on contingency plans to conduct state
championships in each of the activities that have been suspended. While the immediate
future is unclear, we are committed to providing these much-desired
activities to all Texas students and will prepare for all possible
outcomes, including extended school closures.”
See complete release [Release].
Wednesday, March 18
MaxPreps named its top 15 players/All-State basketball teams, presented by Suddenlink, this week.
* Leading the boys team was Player of the Year Greg Brown III, of Vandegrift (Austin). See entire boys team HERE.
* Deja Kelly of Duncanville is the girls Player of the Year. See entire girls team HERE.
Friday, March 13
day after suspending the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL)
boys basketball state tournament over coronavirus concerns, the UIL and
Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) separately
announced Friday that spring sports also would be affected.
suspended spring sports — baseball, golf, softball, tennis, and track
and field — until April 12 beginning Monday. TAPPS said teams could
continue practicing if their campus remains open, but that schools that
are closed must cancel all activities including practices.
The UIL announced it is shutting down its spring sports starting Monday through March 29.
basketball games got underway Thursday with limited spectators but at
halftime of a Class 3A semifinal, fans were informed play was suspended
at the conclusion of the contest.
Updates will be provided as news and information develops.