Athletes competing in the high school sports of basketball, hockey and wrestling spent months in limbo wondering if or when the New York State Department of Health would eventually provide those three sports deemed high-risk winter activities the chance to begin.
On Jan. 22, a state of euphoria for athletes, coaches and the communities swept around the state upon receiving the news Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYSDOH would allow basketball, hockey and wrestling to begin practice on Feb. 1. The proviso to that announcement, however, is county health officials needed to first provide approval before teams could start.
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