Categories: General
      Date: May  1, 2009
     Title: UIL scheduled events altered due to Swine Flu
After collaborating with University of Texas officials and the twenty UIL regional track meet hosts, the UIL has tentatively rescheduled the regional track meets to take place after interscholastic competition resumes on May 11. Additionally, the state track meet is scheduled to be held June 5-6 at Myers Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin.

After collaborating with University of Texas officials and the twenty UIL regional track meet hosts, the UIL has tentatively rescheduled the regional track meets to take place after interscholastic competition resumes on May 11. Additionally, the state track meet is scheduled to be held June 5-6 at Myers Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin.

"The decision to suspend competition was not a decision we took lightly," said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. "Much effort and consideration was given to resurrect the regional track meets and change the dates for the state meet. With the cooperation of our regional sites and the University of Texas, we are now able to hold the regional and state track meets as we had originally intended."

On April 29, 2009 the UIL announced that the state track meet would be held May 14-16 and that qualifiers would come from the top four participants in each event from each region.

"At that time, we were simply trying to save the state track meet," said Breithaupt. "When our staff had the time, opportunity and information they were able to make this happen. We had numerous calls in support of the original decision as well as calls to return to the regional format. We also know that additional conflicts may occur because of these changes. However, we believe this schedule represents the best opportunity for the most students."

Academic State Meet

The UIL Academic State Meet, originally scheduled for May 7-9, will be rescheduled at a later date. The Conference 4A and 5A One-Act Play competition will continue as previously scheduled on May 15-16. All other conferences competing in One-Act Play will be rescheduled. A schedule of the Academic State Meet, including One-Act Play, will be posted on the UIL web site once finalized.

Texas State Wind Ensemble Festival

The Texas State Wind Ensemble Festival, originally scheduled for May 9, has been cancelled. The UIL staff will consult with the 16 participating schools to determine whether or not to reschedule the event at a later date.

Golf State Tournament

The UIL golf state tournament will take place at the previously scheduled times beginning May 11.

Tennis State Tournament

The UIL tennis state tournament will take place at the previously scheduled times beginning May 11.

Baseball and Softball

No interschool games will take place until May 11 for either softball or baseball. Below is an altered playoff schedule for both sports.

Softball District Certification, April 28; Softball Bi District Deadline, May 16 (1 game or 2 out of 3); Softball Area Deadline, May 19 (1 game only); Softball Regional Quarterfinal Deadline, May 23 (1 game or 2 out of 3); Softball Regional Semifinal Deadline, May 26 (1 game only); Softball Regional Final Deadline, May 30 (1 game or 2 out of 3); Softball State Tournament, June 4-6.

Baseball District Certification, May 19; Baseball Bi District Deadline, May 23 (1 game or 2 out of 3); Baseball Area Deadline, May 26 (1 game only); Baseball Regional Quarterfinal Deadline, May 30 (1 game or 2 out of 3); Baseball Regional Semifinal Deadline, June 2 (1 game only); Baseball Regional Final Deadline, June 6 (1 game or 2 out of 3); Baseball State Tournament, June 10-13.

The Dalhart Lady Wolves are expected to play their Bi District game, which currently appears to be 2 out of 3, on May 15-16. Please read the Dalhart Texan for updates.

The tentative schedule and sites for the regional track meets is below.

Reg-Div Date Site

I-A May 12,13 South Plains College

II-A May 15,16 Abilene Christian University

III-A May 15,16 Palestine ISD

IV-A May 18,19 Sam Houston State University

1-2A May 19, 20 Odessa College

II-2A May 15,16 Tarleton State University

III-2A May 15,16 Whitehouse ISD

IV-2A May 15,16 Judson ISD

I-3A May 22,23 Texas Tech University

II-3A May 15,16 Texas A&M Commerce

III-3A May 15,16 Humble ISD

IV-3A May 19, 20 Flour Bluff ISD

I-4A May 15,16 Odessa College

II-4A TBA University of North Texas

III-4A May 18,19 Sam Houston State University

IV-4A May 15,16 San Antonio ISD

I-5A May 22,23 Texas Tech University

II-5A May 22,23 Baylor University

III-5A May 15,16 Humble ISD

IV-5A May 15,16 San Antonio ISD