LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — The Lancaster-Lebanon League voted Wednesday to push back the start of the winter sports season and reduce the maximum number of regular-season athletic competitions in a nod to COVID-19 safety.
The league voted to push the start of the regular season to Jan. 7 for basketball and wrestling and to Jan. 4 for swimming, bowling, and rifle.
The league also voted to cap the maximum number of regular-season competitions in all sports to 17 games -- including non-league competitions.
Winter practices can begin on Friday, the league decided.
Member schools can begin playing non-league games on Friday, Dec. 11.
Scheduling the L-L League playoffs in all sports is still a matter of discussion, according to the league. The league said it will be issuing section schedules for all sports in the coming days.
The votes were held at the Lancaster-Lebanon League Association meeting Wednesday morning.