Good news on the sports front has been few and far between the last couple months due to COVID-19, but Iowa High School sports fans let out a simultaneous loud cheer shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday when Governor Kim Reynolds announced there may be a summer sports season.
Reynolds approved the reopening of school facilities and the start of practices for Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and Iowa High School Athletic Association sanctioned summer sports starting on Monday, June 1st. The IGHSAU Board of Directors and IHSAA Board of Control met shortly after the announcement and both groups voted to approve resuming the 2020 baseball and softball seasons under the Iowa Department of Education Guidelines. First contests may occur as early as Monday, June 15th and fans will be permitted at games. Proper guidelines will be enforced for the players, coaches, and fans and find those guidelines below. Per guidance from the Iowa Department of Education, coach-athlete contact for all in-person, out-of-season sports is suspended until July 1st.
Stay tuned to KCII as additional information from the IHSAA and IGHSAU becomes official.