With exception of swimming, district shuts down sports until further notice

ASAA releases new activities calendar

tease

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced Monday that all skill building practices and kindergarten through 12th grade intramurals and sports activities are canceled until further notice, with the exception of swimming.

The district said it made the decision due to the continued rise of COVID-19 community transmission numbers. The southern, central and eastern peninsula are all at high-risk levels.

The exception to the cancellations is the Kenai Peninsula Swimming Championships, which will feature Homer, Kenai, Soldotna and Seward. These championships will take place at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, starting at 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

The district is allowing the competition to take place under strict mitigation procedures to allow the athletes to have closure on their seasons. There will be no spectators allowed at the meet. The meet will be streamed on the Homer Mariners YouTube channel.

Also Monday, the Alaska School Activities Association Board of Directors met and approved a new calendar for winter and spring activities.

Only one sports season is being allowed for the rest of 2020. Nordic skiing runs from Monday to Feb. 27. However, as noted above, all sports in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are canceled until further notice.

Solo and ensemble will be May 7 and 8, student government will be April 30 and May 1, Division II hockey will be Jan. 4 to Feb. 20, Class 3A and 4A basketball will be Jan. 11 to March 27, Class 1A basketball will be Jan. 11 to April 3, basketball sideline cheerleading will be Jan. 11 to March 27, track and soccer will be March 22 to May 29, baseball and softball will be March 22 to June 5, and coed soccer will be March 22 to May 29.

A decision on scheduling the wrestling season was postponed until the December ASAA meeting.

More in Sports

tease
Soldotna girls, boys, Homer girls nab region track and field titles

The Soldotna girls and boys, and Homer girls, won Region 3 track… Continue reading

Soldotna's Andrew Arthur celebrates his goal with Lane Hillyer (17) and Gehret Medcoff (5) on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the Peninsula Conference tournament at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai girls, Soldotna boys nab Peninsula Conference soccer crowns

The Kenai Central girls and Soldotna boys soccer teams won Peninsula Conference… Continue reading

tease
Saturday baseball: Kenai, SoHi, Homer all win on road

The visiting Kenai Central baseball team defeated Redington 18-0 in five innings… Continue reading

tease
Saturday softball: Soldotna, Kenai collect wins on road

The Soldotna softball team moved to 10-2 in the Northern Lights Conference… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Kainoa Taylor (8) celebrates his game-winning goal in the penalty kick shootout against Homer on Friday, May 17, 2024, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Friday soccer: Kenai, SoHi girls, boys to play for Peninsula Conference titles

The Kenai and Soldotna girls and boys soccer teams advanced to the… Continue reading

tease
Friday baseball: SoHi, Kenai, Homer all win

The visiting Division II Soldotna baseball team defeated Division I Colony 1-0… Continue reading

tease
Friday softball: Kenai, SoHi get road NLC victories

The visiting Kenai Central softball team swept a doubleheader from Houston on… Continue reading

Me posing with a vintage guide to reporting on education. (Photo by Camille Botello)
Out of the Office: Next chapter

Like a lot of people who do what they love, I can… Continue reading

The Peninsula Oilers play the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Oilers launch fundraising drive due to financial troubles

The Peninsula Oilers are mounting a fundraising drive as financial troubles are… Continue reading

Most Read