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Nothing New On District 10 Playoff Front For Winter Sports; Grove City Placed on Probation

SHARON, Pa. – There isn’t any proposal for the District 10 playoffs at this time for winter sports, chairman Pete Iacino said during Thursday’s D-10 Committee zoom meeting on Thursday. 

One interesting note that Iacino did bring up, however, is the possibility of invitation only postseason tournaments for basketball and wrestling should not enough region games get played. 

District 10’s current playoff format goes by region standings. 

“We may end up with invitation only tournaments in terms of a whole number of region games not being played,” Iacino said. “No decisions have been made at this time. I just wanted to alert everyone that it could come down to that and not region play.”

There will not be any hard and fast rules as to when region games would be made up should they be postponed, but rather Iacino said it will simply be a ‘play when you can’ situation. 

“We have no recommendation other than play when you can play when it comes to region games,” he said. “We have nothing forthcoming to recommend any changes to region schedules. We’re ready to pivot on that if we need to.”

On the winter sports front, 16 schools are able to play with the required number of 15 practices when the season officially starts tomorrow, while six will not begin until January. The rest of the schools are spread out throughout the month of December. 

GROVE CITY PLACED ON PROBATION

The Grove City athletic program was placed on 1-year probation after a Grove City coach and player didn’t fulfill the required National Federation of State High School Associations course work for the new enhanced ejection rule. They have since done it. 

MASK RULE

If the host school requires everyone to wear masks in its facility, that applies to the officials as well. The committee stressed that communication is key between schools and officials. 

The next scheduled District 10 meeting is Jan. 13, a week after the next PIAA meeting on Jan. 6.

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