All NYS High School Winter Athletic Competitions Postponed Due to Coronavirus

According to a recent press release from the NYSPHSAA, all winter regional and state championships have been postponed Indefinitely.

The Marathon varsity boys basketball team were supposed to play in Regional Championship game (State Quarter-Finals) vs. Smithtown Christian at Brentwood High School on Friday, March 13th.

Here is the official press release from NYSPHSAA:

The NYSPHSAA winter regional and state championships will be postponed indefinitely.  It is certainly understood that postponing the remaining winter state championships is disappointing, however the opportunity to participate in a NYSPHSAA championship event does not outweigh our responsibility and obligation to ensure students participate in a healthy and safe environment.

The impacted events include the NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey, Bowling, Boys and Girls Basketball Regional and State Championships.

NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas said “It was my goal to complete the winter championships on schedule.  It has become increasingly more difficult to host these championship events with the number of challenges that have been presented.  I also have concerns as the Executive Director of NYSPHSAA and a parent, that students will be participating in an event under circumstances that are not conducive to a quality and beneficial participation experience.”