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Arizona Interscholastic Association Announces Fall Sports Schedule

The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board voted Wednesday for a staggered beginning of fall sports.

"The health and safety of our student participants, coaches, officials and essential personnel, including volunteers, is the primary concern for the return of interscholastic athletics and activities," said AIA Executive Director David Hines. "We are very grateful to those who share our commitment of a return to these highly beneficial educational activities and athletics." 

The High School Football Season will be pushed back a month.  Practices now begin Sept. 7 with the first round of games between Sept. 30 and Oct. 3.

Other fall sports including cross country, swim and dive, soccer and volleyball will begin competition throughout September.

All fall sports will still have the opportunity of a championship tournament.

Alexandria Krusniak is a summer news intern for KJZZ. She will be a senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is minoring in political science and digital audiences, and plans to graduate in 2021.Krusniak began her radio journey as a freshman at ASU’s student-run Blaze Radio and worked in the news, music and sports departments as an anchor, reporter, host and DJ. She will serve as Blaze's program director her senior year.Krusniak was born and raised in Phoenix, and is interested in sustainability and education.In her free time, you can find her exploring the Arizona outdoors on the hiking and running trails, or in Flagstaff skiing on the slopes when the weather allows.