Football start is delayed for ‘Liberty’ teams
After the Sentinel’s Aug. 4 issue was sent to press, the Mid Penn Conference issued the following statement that will affect the start of the 2020 football season for three local teams:
‘‘In response to the delay of school start-ups by many school districts, the Mid Penn Conference has designated (Tuesday, Sept. 4) as the earliest date to begin formal fall sports practices, pending local board approvals. More information will be released after Thursday’s athletic directors’ meeting.’’
Halifax, Line Mountain and Upper Dauphin Area were all scheduled to begin competition in the Mid Penn Liberty Division later this month.
As of this posting (Tuesday morning, Aug. 4) –
• The Tri-Valley League has not issued a formal statement on the status of its 2020 fall season for soccer, volleyball, field hockey and golf.
• The Schuylkill League has scheduled a meeting of its athletic directors for Thursday, Aug. 6 to decide on the upcoming season for football, soccer and volleyball.
The Sentinel will provide updates as information becomes available. The newspaper reported this week that sports were scheduled to start as planned, pending decisions by individual leagues and districts.