Hernando County postpones fall practices indefinitely

Hernando County has postponed the start of practices for fall sports indefinitely.

The decision came a meeting between the county’s athletic directors Thursday morning. Athletes in the county are still allowed to go through summer conditioning.

Hernando joins the area’s other three counties in delaying the official start in cross country, football, golf, swimming and volleyball from July 27, the first allowable date the Florida High School Athletic Association’s board of directors voted to maintain on its current schedule during an emergency meeting on Monday.

Pinellas County has decided not start on July 27 but has not given a specific date when sports will begin. Hillsborough County pushed the start back to Aug. 10. And Pasco County decided not to go until Sept. 7.