The East athletic department and administration are deeply saddened to announce that all UHSAA spring sports and activities, including state championships, have been cancelled. (Please see the information from UHSAA below.) Our hearts ache for all of our student-athletes and coaches, but especially for our seniors.
As a note to our athletes: remember that sports teaches us that sometimes life isn’t fair, but that we need to learn from it, continue to work harder, and get better. There will be a time that we all learn what we needed to from this setback. Remember what your coaches have taught you, what it means to be a great teammate, and all the support you’ve felt from parents, family, school personnel, and friends. We all wish we we able to watch you compete and represent the Leopard Nation. GO EAST!!!
Coaches will be in touch with athletes and families when guidelines have been established for returning uniforms and equipment.
Notes from the UHSAA press release (APR 14, 2020):
- In accordance with Governor Gary R. Herbert and State Superintendent Syd Dickson’s announcement earlier today [APR 14th] that Utah schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) has cancelled all remaining spring activities, including sports, and state championships.
- The UHSAA Board of Trustees (Board) promotes the benefits of participating in education-based high school activities and recognizes the overwhelming disappointment this decision is for the students and athletes, especially seniors. The Board’s highest priority is ensuring the health and safety of the students, schools and communities during this challenging time and looks forward to the day when students are again participating in education-based activities.
- Current UHSAA policies prohibiting the use of school facilities and organizing practice and/or team gatherings remain in effect until further notice.
- UHSAA staff remains optimistic that fall sports will commence as scheduled.
The full announcement can be read here.