Varsity girls basketball team placed under quarantine


Brooklyn Blasdel

Lady Eagles cheer from the bench to support their teammates two years ago.

The varsity girls basketball team is now in quarantine after a player tested positive for COVID-19. The team was supposed to play Dodge City on Friday, but will now be unable to practice or have games for 14 days. In his 27 years as a head coach, Jerrod Handy has never experienced anything close to this.

“It’s very upsetting, to be honest,” Handy said. “But we understand why it has to be this way.”

To keep the team active, he plans to hold daily Zoom meetings with the players to go over plays and game situations. 

“It sucks,” senior Sydney Holmes said. “We are trying to stay positive though.”

She doesn’t know how to prevent this from happening to other teams. She said the team closely followed the guidelines set.

“We know a lot of things in the world more important than high school basketball,” Handy said, “but to us, this is our world. A lot of people don’t understand how important this is to these girls.” 

He hopes that other teams will be cautious to avoid infecting more people.

“We have to do everything we can to stop the spread of the virus,” Handy said. “The only way is to quarantine.”