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Iowa high school summer sports: Which area schools are in? Which are out?

Among the early responses, all area teams intend to play or are waiting for more IHSAA/IGHSAU guidance

Cedar Rapids Xavier players celebrate their Class 3A state baseball championship. (The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Xavier players celebrate their Class 3A state baseball championship. (The Gazette)

The Gazette sent out a mass email to area athletics directors Thursday, asking for their plans on summer sports. These are the responses so far, and will add to the list.

(Last updated, 8 a.m. Monday)

ALBURNETT — Will play baseball and softball, planning on varsity and JV.

BELLE PLAINE — Waiting for more guidance from the IHSAA/IGHSAU.

BENTON COMMUNITY — Planning on playing baseball and softball, all levels.

CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY — Waiting for full guidelines and health protocols from IHSAA/IGHSAU.

CENTER POINT-URBANA — Will play baseball and softball, probably all levels.

CENTRAL CITY — Will play varsity and JV baseball and softball if participation numbers allow.

CLAYTON RIDGE — Plans on playing baseball and softball, varsity and JV.

CLEAR CREEK AMANA — Plans to play baseball and softball this summer, all levels.

HILLCREST ACADEMY — Will play baseball and softball. Hoping to field varsity and JV teams in both.

INDEPENDENCE — Plans to play baseball and softball, all levels previously expected.

JESUP — Will play baseball and softball, both varsity and JV.

LANSING KEE — Will play baseball and softball, both varsity and JV.

LISBON — Waiting until IGHSAU and IHSAA release further guidance next week before making a final decision.

MAQUOKETA VALLEY — Will play softball (varsity and JV) and baseball (varsity only). If social distancing on the bus is mandatory, it might be varsity only for both sports.

MFL MARMAC — Will play baseball and softball, both varsity and JV.

MIDLAND — Will play baseball and softball, both varsity and JV.

MONTICELLO — Will play baseball and softball, all levels.

NORTH CEDAR — Planning on playing baseball and softball, both varsity and JV.

NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY — Will play baseball and softball. Varsity for both, JV for baseball, hoping to find some JV and 8/9 softball games.

NORTH LINN — Will play baseball and softball, both varsity and JV.

POSTVILLE — Plans on playing a conference-only schedule with at least the varsity level for each sport.

SOLON — Will play baseball and softball, anticipating all levels.

SPRINGVILLE — Will play softball (varsity and JV) and baseball (varsity only).

STARMONT — Will play baseball and softball. Did not specify which levels.

WASHINGTON (Iowa) — Plans to play baseball and softball, all levels.

WEST BRANCH — Will play baseball and softball, intends to play all levels.

WEST DELAWARE — Planning on playing baseball and softball, but waiting on final guidance from IHSAA and IGHSAU.

WILLIAMSBURG — Will play baseball and softball, all levels.

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And here’s what we’re hearing from local conferences:

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MISSISSIPPI VALLEY — No official word yet, but the tentative plan as of Wednesday was for each division to play a round-robin of doubleheaders.

WAMAC — Schools will pick up their original schedules, starting with June 15 games, adding a few games where they can. Divisional championships will not be determined this season.

RIVER VALLEY — Will play varsity/JV doubleheaders with teams facing nearly all league opponents on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

TRI-RIVERS — Plan to pick up their original schedules, starting with June 15 games.

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR — Single round-robin for all 12 teams.

SOUTHEAST IOWA SUPERCONFERENCE — Will play second half of conference season, beginning June 15.

UPPER IOWA — Most schools will play a conference-only schedule.

Comments: (319) 368-8857; jeff.linder@thegazette.com

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