According to a posting on the Trinity Lutheran girls soccer team Facebook page over the weekend, the team has been placed in a 14-day quarantine due to the coronavirus.
The posting read: “Bummed. Sad. Frustrated. TLHS Girls Soccer will be quarantined for 14 days. We will return to the field as soon as it’s safe. After prayer, we feel surrender, grateful, LOVED. Please include our COVID positive player’s recovery in your prayers too.”
By Sunday, the post had been removed.
In another recent development, Principal Clayton Darlage said Athletic Director Michael McBride is no longer employed at the school in that capacity. He also was the boys basketball head coach. No school official confirmed the quarantine situation.
The Cougars were scheduled to open the fall season late this afternoon at Providence. The team also was scheduled to play Aug. 20, 22 and 25. Trinity has a game Aug. 29, but competing in such a event might necessitate playing without practice.
There are 15 players on Trinity’s varsity roster — three seniors, six juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen — under coach Thom Hayes.
Meanwhile, the Seymour volleyball team is due to complete its 14-day quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic and begin practicing again Tuesday.
Four games were impacted on the Owls schedule, though an effort to reschedule some or all of them is being made. After resumption of practice, Seymour should be able to participate in the Aug. 29 Bloomington South Invitational.
Brownstown Central’s football team, which had practice halted temporarily due to the virus earlier this summer, competed in a home scrimmage against Jennings County on Friday night. Five Braves players were held out due to virus-related concerns, said coach Reed May.
Brownstown football opens the regular season this coming Friday at Corydon Central. The Indiana High School Athletic Association has stuck to the original fall starting date, though May continues to keep a wary eye on the virus situation.
“I’m shocked we’re here,” May said of being on the cusp of playing games that count after the weeks of following strict practice and conditioning protocols for safety reasons. “I’m glad the IHSAA is letting us go.”
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