HISD cancels all non-varsity sports due to increase of coronavirus cases

HOUSTON – Due to the increase of coronavirus cases, the Houston Independent School District announced Monday that it’s canceling all non-varsity and non-district events, including tournaments.

HISD officials said it will not participate in junior varsity or freshman games until further notice. District officials also said middle school cross country, football, swim and volleyball seasons will be suspended. Club sports are also suspended until further notice.

Officials said basketball, track and soccer games for middle schools are under evaluation.

HISD officials said only family members of athletes will be allowed to attend varsity games, but that could change depending on the status of coronavirus cases.

“Each school will receive 5 tickets per player to be sold at the price of $5 for basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and track & field. Again, this could change due to the increase or decrease in COVID-19 numbers,” HISD stated in an email sent to parents and guardians of students.