Jackson track

Jackson’s Bailey Chamberland, second from left, competes in the 100-meter hurdles race Saturday during the 2019 Lynn Williams Invitational at William T. McIntosh Stadium. See this week’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for a story on the Broncs’ only home track meet of the season and the outlook for the state track and field tournament.

High school spring sports around Wyoming are going to have to wait.

The Wyoming High School Activities Association has suspended all extracurricular activities from March 16 through at least March 28, a decision reached following WHSAA board of directors meetings on Friday.

The dates directly conflict with the start to the boys and girls soccer and track and field seasons in Jackson. The soccer teams were scheduled to open their 2020 campaigns on March 20 in Gillette, while the Broncs track teams had an invitational scheduled for March 19.

The Jackson Giants American Legion baseball team, which does not fall under the WHSAA, is set to begin its season on April 6.

The Jackson Hole High School activities newsletter, which was sent Friday afternoon, said practices would continue as long as school is in session.

"We will be determining, in conjunction with local and state health officials as well as the TCSD Superintendent and the WHSAA Commissioner, what our next steps will be with regard to hosting or traveling to events/performances/competitions beyond March 28th," the newsletter read.

The University of Wyoming also announced on Friday that it would be canceling all of its spring sports competitions. On Thursday, the Mountain West Conference, which is home to Cowboys athletics, announced a suspension of its spring athletics.

"This change from suspending to canceling spring sport competitions coincides with an announcement by the Mountain West Conference Board of Directors announcing that all Mountain West spring sport competitions and MW Championships are now canceled," a release from the Wyoming athletic department read.

The conference's board has also put in place a moratorium on all in-person recruiting activities "for the foreseeable future."

This story may be updated.

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Contact Chance Q. Cook at 732-7065, sports@jhnewsandguide.com.

Sports Editor Chance Cook has lived in rural Pennsylvania, upstate New York and Butte, Montana. He is no stranger to spending time in the woods chasing animals. If you see him out, challenge him to a game of pool. Send tips and questions.

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