Mass. Excessive College Sports activities Postponed By Pandemic Start Shortened Season – CBS Boston

NEWTON (CBS / AP) – College sports postponed due to the pandemic that officially opened in Massachusetts on Monday. The fall sports season – called “Fall II” – runs from February 22nd to April 25th.

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association says there is no officially approved postseason game and school districts can opt out altogether.

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Sports starting this week include soccer, cheerleading, indoor track, and unified basketball.

At Newton South High School, the soccer team started the new season on a snow-covered field. The team must complete 17 exercises before starting play.

“We are very happy to be out here. It has been 400 days since last season, ”said Anthony Maregni, senior at Newton South. “It’s time. It’s time for the ball.”

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Newton South plans to start a season with five or six games against Westford Academy on March 12th.

Athletes have to wear masks.

School districts also had the opportunity to practice other fall sports such as cross-country skiing, dancing, golf, field hockey, soccer, swimming, diving, and volleyball.

The coronavirus pandemic has messed up the second half of the 2019-20 college sports season and the start of the 2020-21 season.

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