School Sports shut down once again 

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Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases because of the Omicron variant, all Hughenden Public School (HPS) basketball games have been postponed to early February or possibly a later date.

The boys’ junior high team has rescheduled a tournament that was supposed to take place on Jan. 28 at their home court in Hughenden.

“It’s sad to see the great team that we have just go to waste and not being able to play other great teams,” said Kayden Znak from the HPS Wildcats junior high basketball team.  “It is a very unfortunate series of events.”

Teammate Declan Lawrason agrees. “It is unfortunate that we didn’t get to play with the boys and very sad we possibly might never play with the same boys again.”

Everyone in HPS and surrounding community was excited to see the kids have fun and get sports going again but it is important to keep the HPS community and other school communities safe.

“It’s a difficult situation,” said Assistant coach Ryan Duffett,  “because our team has prepared really hard to play games but it’s also important that our school community continues to stay healthy. 

“I’m really hoping that we can resume so that our team can show off our hard work and dedication.”


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