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Hardin County High School sports programs suspended for rest of first semester

Hardin County High School Principal Wes Wilkerson announced Thursday afternoon that all currently ongoing sports programs at HCHS are suspended for the rest of the first semester.
The only sports currently active at HCHS are basketball and bowling.
Wilkerson said the decision was made to protect student athletes from COVID-19, citing a rising level of positive cases among HCHS athletes and scheduled games against teams from areas with high numbers of positive cases.
“Hardin County High School will always make health and safety the top priority when matters involve our student-athletes,” Wilkerson said in a release. “Due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines throughout our athletic programs, the decision has been made to suspend practices and games for the remainder of the first semester,” which is Dec. 18.
He said the boys and girls basketball teams the suspension impacts can perhaps be rescheduled, one of which is against McNairy Central High School.
As for bowling, Wilkerson said the next big event is the state tournament after Martin Luther King Day.
“This suspension will shut down team practices through the 18th, but they can hopefully get back together beginning on the 19th for team practices, which will give them about a month or a little more to prepare for that as a team,” he said.

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