The TSSAA Board of Control voted March 17 to continue to keep the TSSAA state basketball tournaments in a suspension status.

The board also will look at what options might be available to hold the events in the future.

Blackman High School's boys team made the state tournament and was scheduled to play against Mt. Juliet on Wednesday. However, the girls’ tournament was suspended after two days and the boys, as well, last Thursday.

"I appreciate the TSSAA Board of Control and the leaders of the TSSAA to keep the state tournament alive," said Blackman coach Barry Wortman. "We at Blackman have decided there is some hope, but there are a lot more important things with our health and community that take precedent, and we will trust the people and go day-by-day."

The board also:

• voted to leave spring sports up to school administrators and local board of educations to determine when, or if, regular-season games will be played. Programs would not be banned from competing in the postseason, if it’s held, regardless if they played any more regular-season games. 

• will decide on the classification plan – number of classes in each sport – for the next four-year cycle at its June meeting, which will be from the 2021-22 through 2024-25 school years. The enrollment figures that will be used for this classification cycle will be obtained in September. The deadline for schools to decide if they want to move up in classification will be Oct. 26. The board will approve the districts and regions for the four-year cycle at its November meeting. 

• approved Gallatin High School's proposal to allow golf coaches to coach from green-to-tee during regular season and postseason tournaments. 

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