We Have One Chance to Get This Right!

On Thursday evening, September 24, 2020 the Canton Central School Board of Education approved the modified and junior varsity soccer and cross country teams for inter-scholastic participation in Section X. The special board meeting carefully and thoughtfully examined all aspects of the topic and agreed to move forward and join twenty-two other schools in St. […]

Canton Central School Board Carefully Considers Fall Sports

Addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in a manner that is focused on the health and safety of all remains a priority of the Canton Central School District.  The participation in Section X interscholastic athletics by our students was discussed in depth by the Board of Education during a presentation on the safety measures that are […]

High School Athletics, Performing Arts – Don’t Call Them Extracurricular Activities

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director      @KarissaNFHS The popularity of sports and performing arts in our nation’s schools has been a constant as long as we can remember, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more people aware of the importance of these programs to our nation’s youth. In those states that have started […]

The Canton Fall Athletic Landscape

It’s been a long haul but I am pleased to announce that fall sports are here!! Having taken just about a half of a year off from competitive athletics has been exceptionally difficult for athletes, coaches, officials, parents and families and fans alike. The decision to move forward was announced last evening by Section X […]

NYSPHSAA Football, Volleyball, Competitive Cheer (Fall) Seasons moved to March 1, 2021;

Traditional Spring Sports Start Date Revised to April 19, 2021 Latham, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced today that football, volleyball and competitive cheer fall seasons will be postponed until March 1, 2021 to address membership concerns associated with high-risk fall sports.  The decision was rendered by the elected […]

NYSPHSAA Continues Preparations for the Return of Interscholastic Athletics on September 21st

Latham, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) COVID-19 Task Force met on Monday, August 31st for the fifth time and examined New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidance which provided recommendations for the fall interscholastic athletic season.  The COVID-19 Task Force is developing a comprehensive document with guidance for member schools […]

NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force- POTENTIAL SCENARIOS for return to play.

At the June 10th and June 30th NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force meetings, six potential scenarios were discussed that could occur as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. These proposals should serve as a“starting point” or “framework” to assist the Task Force in providing guidance and recommendations,if needed. Until guidance and direction is provided by Governor […]

NYSPHSAA Holds First COVID-19 Task Force Meeting

Latham, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its first meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force on Wednesday, June 10.  The Task Force is comprised of school district superintendents, high school principals, athletic directors, NYSPHSAA officers, as well as a representative from the New York State Athletic Administrators Association, an […]

High School Sports, Performing Arts Essential to Health, Well-being of Students

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director The question this week has been, “How do we move forward and begin to see our world through a different lens?” We know that each person, each group, each organization must do their part to end racial injustice in our nation, and the NFHS stands ready to do […]