The Hastings School Board voted on Feb. 22 to allow the high-risk sports of football, volleyball, and boys’ lacrosse to be played this spring.
Football and volleyball will be part of the Fall 2 season, from March 8 to April 25. Boys’ lacrosse will be part of the spring season, from April 19 to June 13.
On Feb. 9, Irvington approved football, volleyball, and boys’ lacrosse, while Dobbs Ferry gave the green light to football and volleyball. Dobbs Ferry Athletic Director Andrew Klaich expressed optimism that boys’ lacrosse will be approved. Ardsley Athletic Director Mike Ramponi expressed the same sentiment about football, volleyball, and boys’ lacrosse.
“I feel like the [school] board will support the high-risk sports moving forward,” Ramponi said. “Dr. [Ryan] Schoenfeld [superintendent of schools] has led the way in making sure that we adhere to all DOH [Department of Health] protocols and, to this point, things have gone well. The athletes and coaches understand what is at stake and they will do what's necessary to make sure we continue to play.”
He added, “At the end of the day, we will support whatever decision the board makes. They represent the community and our job is to make sure we support what the community wants.”
The Ardsley School Board will next meet on March 2, while Dobbs Ferry’s will meet on March 9.