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Winter sports remain suspended indefinitely throughout the state.

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With Vermont COVID-19 cases continuing to increase, Gov. Phil Scott said Friday that the high school winter sports season will remain on hold.

"Our data does not support the return of school or recreational sports at this time," Scott said during a press conference. "I will continue to evaluate this each week.”

High school athletics were set to begin practicing on Nov. 30 before Scott announced the initial delay to the season on Nov. 24 after a rise of positive results of coronavirus.

The data collected over the coming days will play a large part in whether or not the winter high school sports season will get the go ahead to begin practicing.

All recreational sports throughout the state have been suspended since Nov. 14.

Scott said it’s too early to tell how the data is tracking at this time.

"We have to get that two-week period after Thanksgiving to evaluate (the data). We'll know a lot more a week from now," Scott said on Friday. "We know, again, that time is short in some respects because of the upcoming holiday, the new year and so forth, and there will be a break in between. We're sensitive to that."

Thursday will mark two weeks after Thanksgiving. It is believed that Scott will provide an update on the winter sports season during his Friday press conference.

Michael Mawson can be reached on Twitter @Mawson_Sports or via email at mmawson@benningtonbanner.com.


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