HARRISBURG (AP) – The group that oversees Pennsylvania school sports is signaling that it’s seriously considering moving ahead with the fall season despite the governor’s recommendation that schools bail on athletics until 2021. Melissa Mertz is associate executive director of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. She said that the group feels “fairly comfortable” it can hold sporting events safely. The group’s board plans to make a final decision on fall sports when it meets Friday. The Wolf Administration says youth sports increase the risk of spreading the virus and should be canceled for now.

MELISSA MERTZ