Nearly two weeks ago, Rhode Island high schools were cleared to start its winter sports season — for Boys and Girls Basketball, Indoor Track and Field, Hockey, and Swim — but it hadn’t been decided when (or if) competition would happen. On Wednesday, athletes received the good news that they could start playing games by Friday, Jan. 22.
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) made the announcement after collaboration and discussion with the Department of Health and state officials.
“It’s been a long process,” RIIL Executive Director Mike Lunney said Wednesday. “We were just as ecstatic when we got the permission to start practicing.”
This coming Saturday, EG Boys Basketball and Hockey will be playing their first games. The Boys Basketball team will play Coventry, and the Hockey team will play Burrillville. Also on Saturday, EG Indoor Track…