Trailways Conference Releases Fall Sports Plan

After the WIAA Board of Control ruling to start the 2020 Fall high school sports season on August 17th for low impact sports (girls tennis, girls golf, cross country and swimming) and September 7th for high impact sports (football, boys soccer, and girls and boys volleyball) representatives of the Trailways Conference met to discuss the situation.

Here is the statement released by the conference on Thursday via their Twitter account:  @TrailwaysCon

“So, the Trailways Conference met this (Thursday) afternoon. The following was decided: Volleyball: Our volleyball tournament, scheduled for 10/10, is cancelled. Week 1 of conference VB (September 1 and 3) will be moved to October 8 and 10.  Week 2 of conference volleyball (September 8 and 10) will be moved to September 21 and 28)  The JV quads scheduled for 9/21 and 9/28 are cancelled. The goal is to start the conference volleyball schedule on 9/15 and complete it on 10/10, playing the full round-robin schedule.  This will allow us to have a conference champion.  The conference middle school VB play date scheduled for Dodgeland on October 17 is cancelled.

The conference cross-country meet will be held at Palmyra-Eagle on October 15.  The middle school meet usually held in conjunction with this event will be moved to another date/site.

It is our intention to start playing football on September 24-25.  We will start with Week 4 of our conference schedule (Week 6 overall) and play weeks 4-7 as scheduled.  Our intention would be to play Weeks 1-3 of the conference schedule in the weeks following.  This will depend on the plan developed by the WFCA/WIAA and we will wait for that to determine how we’ll complete the schedule.

In all sports: Any team that cannot play due to COVID-19 (either because of country restrictions or due to a positive test) – those contests will be considered no-contests.  To win a conference championship a team must compete in at least 2/3 of scheduled events.   Each individual school will be setting guidelines for fan attendance at events based on county guidance and size of facilities.  This will be communicated to families wishing to travel to away events.  Masks will be required for attendees at all conference events.  There will be more to come, but wanted to get something out today (Thursday) to reflect what the conference has decided based on the WIAA BoC decision this (Thursday) morning.”

Members of the Trailways Conference include;

Abundant Life Christian


Central Wisconsin Christian



Fall River High School

Green Lake/Princeton

Horicon High School

Hustisford High School

Johnson Creek

Madison Country Day


Montello High School

Oakfield Junior/Senior High School

Lourdes Academy


Pardeeville Schools



Rio Community School District

Valley Christian High School


Williams Bay High School

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