West Virginia governor Jim Justice announced Thursday that winter sports in the Mountain State — meaning boys and girls high school basketball, swimming and wrestling — will be forced to hold off on opening their seasons until 2021.
Justice made the announcement during his daily news conference, setting January 11 as the date teams can open operations for those sports. Fall sports, however, will continue their postseasons as currently planned.
"From the standpoint of all our winter sports, we are moving all of our winter sports and we are not going to conduct any of our winter sports. They will all be postponed until January 11."
— Brad McElhinny (@BradMcElhinny) November 13, 2020
Boys and girls swim teams as well as girls high school basketball teams began practice in West Virginia earlier this week, while wrestling and boys basketball were scheduled to open practice on November 16.