The Hawaii High School Athletic Association is forgoing its March 2021 state championships under their modified calendar, affecting air riflery, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, outrigger canoe paddling, soccer, swimming and diving and wrestling, which are all slated to begin January 4, 2021.
The decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to, travel restrictions and that leagues were already conducting shortened seasons.
“Our intent for cancelling the first set of state tournaments was to allow our member schools the opportunity to participate in a longer league season, rather than a truncated one with regional and state tournament play for only a limited number of schools,” said HHSAA Executive Director Chris Chun. “Although the state tournaments are cancelled, leagues are not restricted in conducting their seasons if it is deemed safe to do so. We will continue to work with the Department of Health and government officials for the possibility to hold state tournaments for the remaining sports in late May.”
The remaining sports scheduled March-May include baseball, football, golf, judo, softball tennis, track and field, water polo, volleyball.
About the HHSAAFounded in 1956, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association is a non‐profit, 501(c)(3) educational athletic organization exclusively dedicated to serving 96 public and independent member high schools statewide, as they work cooperatively to support and promote athletics as part of the high school education program. As the umbrella organization of high school athletics, the HHSAA operates 44 state championships in 18 different sports, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, in addition to providing professional development opportunities for coaches and athletic administrators.