The plan is still to play high school sports in the fall… at least for now.
KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett reassured the Interim Joint Committee on Education on Tuesday, saying, “We are looking at having fall sports.” However, Commissioner Tackett (J-Tack, as Ryan Lemond calls him) did not offer much else as to how those fall sports may look. For those details, we continue to wait.
The wait will continue until at least Friday when Tackett and his colleagues within the Kentucky High School Athletic Association hold a board meeting to kick around their options for holding fall sports in a safe manner while maintaining as much normalcy as possible. Tackett would not pull back the curtain to reveal the specifics of what’s on the table in the upcoming meeting, but did say there is some optimism in the building as the KHSAA monitors the processes in Indiana and Ohio. But when they look to the south, “We get a little pessimism when we see what’s going on in Tennessee,” he said.
Tackett also noted things will change as the data around the virus changes.
In summary, there is nothing new, but the KHSAA is still pushing forward with optimism for fall sports in Kentucky in some form.