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The NJCAA and Kansas Jayhawk Conference announced that sports, for now at least, will go on for the 2020-21 season. Now, coaches at Labette are gearing up for some radical changes to their seasons in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CHERRYAVLE — The Cherryvale school district, USD 447, is on the path to reopening its facilities one day after shutting them down after a positive case of COVID-19 came from an individual who participated in the summer weights program.

UPDATE: The original version of this story indicated that a student-athlete at Cherryvale High School tested positive for COVID-19 based on an initial press release. Further reporting has revealed that it is unclear whether it was a student or staff member that tested positive. 

ALTAMONT — Two Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned tournaments, one at Idle Lake in Altamont and one in Parsons, took place on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The two tournaments represented some of the first competitive sporting events in Labette County in the wake of the COVID-…

Jeff Schibi, a former Parsons High School standout athlete who’s served as the offensive coordinator for the last two seasons, has been hired as the Vikings’ new head football coach.

Kurt Friess, the coach who guided the Parsons Vikings football program to its first playoff victory in 42 years and won twice as many games in two seasons as the previous six combined, announced on Tuesday that he resigned his post as head coach.

The Kansas State High School Activities Association formally implemented its plans for summer workouts and other activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic at its board of directors meeting on Friday evening.

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A decision deemed a formality following Gov. Laura Kelly’s decision to close all K-12 schools through the rest of the academic year was officially delivered by the Kansas State High School Activities Association — all spring sports are canceled in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Kansas Jayhawk Conference, in response to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus and following the trend of sports associations around the country, announced on Thursday that no games will be played by any member schools from March 13 until April 1.

The worldwide spread of coronavirus — and the disease it causes, COVID-19 — has started to impact NJCAA championship events as well as schools throughout the Kansas Jayhawk Conference.