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AIA Cancels Winter Sports
Due to the continued presence of Covid-19 and having the nation’s highest rate of coronavirus hospitalizations, the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) made a recommendation on January 7 to the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Executive Board to cancel the high school winter sports season. Based on the SMAC recommendations made on January 7, the AIA Executive Board, after extensive consideration and debate, voted 5-4 in favor of cancelling the winter sports season during a special session on January 8. Spring sports, scheduled to begin March 1, will be dependent upon statewide metrics improving and further evaluation by SMAC and the AIA Executive Board. The board is comprised of representatives of the member schools and statewide educational organizations.