School activities, sports impacted


North Scott students are also feeling the affects of the coronavirus outbreak, as many spring activities have been postponed for at least four weeks.

Several spring sports teams were scheduled to begin official practices on Monday, but as a result of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ recommendation to close schools, the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have suspended all activities through Friday, April 10.

North Scott’s boys’ and girls’ track teams had begun workouts Feb. 17 and had participated in indoor meets. The first practice dates for boys’ soccer and tennis, as well as girls’ tennis and golf, was supposed to be Monday.

The Lancer girls’ soccer team was scheduled to begin practices on Monday, March 23, and the baseball team was scheduled to begin limited practice on April 1.

Now, the first practice date for boys’ baseball and girls’ softball, May 4, remains the same until further information is provided.

All IHSAA and IGHSAU sports are now in a prohibited period for practice, competition and sanctioned activity. This means no in-person contact between coaches/administrators and student-athletes for the duration of the period.

In addition, the Iowa High School Music Association has cancelled the Class 4A Solo/Small Ensemble Festival set for April 18, and the state Large Group Festival series set for May 8-9.

All Iowa High School Speech Association events will be prohibited to practice or make up their individual state local contest until the closure is lifted.

The All-State Festival scheduled for March 30 has been cancelled.