Pittsburgh Public Schools plans to postpone fall sports in City League

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 11:16 PM


Pittsburgh Public Schools announced plans Thursday to postpone fall sports in the City League, a move tied to the district’s decision to start classes exclusively online.

The delay still requires school board approval.

The decision was made before Gov. Tom Wolf recommended all youth sports be delayed until Jan. 1.

“While we understand the valuable role strong athletic programs contribute to our overall student experience, our number one priority is student and staff safety,” superintendent Anthony Hamlet said in a statement. “We are confident the postponement of fall sports is the best decision, but we understand that this is disappointing news for some of our students and staff. We are exploring the possibility of an alternate schedule if and when students return for an in-school blended model.”

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.

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