Rochester sports briefs: Rochester girls basketball shut down through Thanksgiving
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Rochester athletic director Ryan Johnson told parents and families in a letter that each participant, coach and support personnel will be allowed two parents, guardians or caregivers to attend Rochester athletic events.
The ticketing procedure involves coaches giving each participant two tickets prior to the event. After the participant distributes those tickets, the recipient will then present the ticket to the gate worker and purchase entrance to the event for $5.
Those not presenting a ticket to the gate worker will be asked to leave. Gates will open 30 minutes prior to the event.
No spectators will be allowed to enter any RHS home swim meet this winter or the Rochester John McKee Memorial Invitational wrestling tournament on Dec. 19.
Johnson also asked parents and families in the letter to wear a facial covering at all times and to socially distance by family unit while in attendance.
Johnson said the restrictions came from the Fulton County Board of Health.
RHS halts season, postpones 4 games due to “concerns:” Citing “COVID-19 concerns,” the Rochester girls basketball team has had all team activities halted through Nov. 26.
That means that games against NorthWood, Peru, Maconaquah and Lewis Cass have been postponed.
The NorthWood game has been moved to Jan. 6, the Maconaquah game has been moved to Dec. 22, and the Lewis Cass game will be played Jan. 25.
The Peru game has not been rescheduled yet.
“If there is a need to quarantine any person on the girls basketball team, you will be contacted individually by the RCSC head nurse or an RHS administrator,” RHS athletic director Ryan Johnson said in a letter to parents and families. “If your daughter begins to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention and report those symptoms to the head nurse.”
Pioneer at Rochester, canceled: The Pioneer-Rochester wrestling dual meet scheduled for Nov. 24 has been canceled due to the success of the Pioneer football team.
Bill Kerbel Invite canceled: The Bill Kerbel Invitational wrestling tournament scheduled for Jan. 9 at New Haven High School has been canceled.
RHS was among the schools scheduled to participate.
A JV invitational at Plymouth scheduled for Dec. 12 has also been canceled.