Oshkosh Area School District, Fox River Classic Conference postpone fall sports season

Published: Aug. 18, 2020 at 3:25 PM CDT
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - District officials with the Oshkosh Area School District have decided to postpone the upcoming fall sports season.

According to the district, they plan to hold high school fall sports in the spring of 2021 which is said to be in alignment with a model provided by the WIAA, and add no seasons will be eliminated to make room for another season.

Instead, district officials say there will be a shift of seasons within an abbreviated model for all sports.

The district adds the middle school cross country and girls volleyball seasons have been postponed, and officials say they’re still looking at options for the middle school level.

Officials say they believe it is the right decision at this time, and was based on the current state of COVID-19 in the district’s boundaries, as well as Winnebago County.

In addition, the district says they’ll work with other school districts to proved as many competitions as possible in the revised fall season.

The Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC) has decided to suspend fall sports to the spring.

Previously, conference schools were only competing within the conference.

The decision affects high schools in Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, De Pere, Manitowoc, Pulaski, Sheboygan North and South,and Notre Dame Academy, however, in a release, the FRCC says Notre Dame leaders voted to keep the current fall sports schedule.

Those sports include:

  • Football
  • Boys Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Girls Golf
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Swim and Dive
  • Girls Volleyball

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Last week, Green Bay Public Schools and the Appleton School District also made a change, with Appleton moving high school fall sports to spring, and canceled middle school sports, while Green Bay moved both middle and high school sports to the spring.

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