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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, September 14, 2001

America's bloodiest day
ILH also postpones weekend games

By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

As the public schools did earlier, the Interscholastic League of Honolulu yesterday also postponed athletics and other school activities through Sunday, league president Tony Ramos said.

"We did it out of respect for the families of America who are grieving," he said, adding the decision yesterday by the ILH principals was unanimous.

The ILH consists of private schools on O'ahu.

Ramos said the league will try to reschedule all of the events that were to be played since Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

Also, the state Department of Education's directive to cancel school activities through Sunday includes practices for athletic teams, O'ahu Interscholastic Association executive secretary Dwight Toyama said. Workouts may resume Monday, he said.

Ramos said it is up to each ILH school whether practices should be held during this period.

The ILH had a football doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow at Aloha Stadium. Rescheduling is not expected to be a problem because of a bye week for all teams during the weekend of Sept. 28-29.