The Alabama High School Athletic Association plans to release at around 1 p.m. EDT a tentative schedule for the resumption of high school sports in the state.
The AHSAA, the athletic governing body for all public and some private schools in Alabama, had announced Wednesday night that all AHSAA athletic events would be shut down immediately due to probable cases of swine flu that have shut down three school systems in the Huntsville area.
Alan Mitchell, the assistant director of the AHSAA, told the Ledger-Enquirer Thursday that the association hopes to resume activities on Tuesday, but the situation remains fluid.
"Right now we plan to start back on Tuesday, but everything is tentative," Mitchell said. "We will be posting on our Web site about noon or so (Central time) a tentative schedule of ... if we start back Tuesday what the schedule would be."
The postponement has had its largest effect on the track and field championships scheduled for this weekend in Troy for the small schools and in Mobile for the largest schools. Smiths Station, Central-Phenix City and Russell County were largely affected by the ruling.
The Smiths Station golf team also saw its weekend action in the state tournament postponed.
Thus far, the Alabama Independent School Association has announced no changes in its scheduled activities due to swine flu.