The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s new commissioner says a heat plan for spring sports is being considered.
Julian Tackett says “I think we’re playing with fire” after four consecutive weekends of state championships in tennis, track and field, softball and baseball were played in hotter-than-normal conditions.
The association mandates precautions for handling heat during fall sports, but not in the spring.
Temperatures rose into the 90s during spring championships and an umpire was hospitalized for heat exhaustion during the baseball tournament this year. (AP)