Thomsen

Quincy senior Taylor Thomsen throws a shot put at track practice. 

The Quincy High School spring sports season has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 school closures statewide.

The Central Washington Athletic Conference—the league the Jacks compete in—follows Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association rules, which blocks any sort of team activities or meetings during the school closures.

The ten athletic directors in the CWAC were in discussions in online meetings the day Governor Jay Inslee announced schools would be closing until late April, said Brett Fancher, the QHS athletic director. He was also in close contact with QSD Superintendent John Boyd. “Things happened pretty fast,” he added.

Plans to return to play in late April are still developing. The WIAA is recommending an abbreviated season and district tournament to follow it, Fancher said. The district tournament would be modified and differ from the current model.

“The schedules would have to be reworked, we wouldn’t be getting a full schedule in,” Fancher said.

For the coaches and players, they potentially could have no spring sports season, or, at best, an abbreviated season. However, the health and safety of the students and their families is also important, Fancher said.