Lewis County schools’ fall soccer season cancelled

Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 7:42 AM EDT
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COPENHAGEN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It’s the end of the fall sports season in for Frontier League schools in Lewis County.

Twenty-four hours after Copenhagen, Lowville and South Lewis decided to continue playing fall sports for another week, those schools have decided to cancel the rest of the schedule.

Lowville had a positive case confirmed at the school and went to remote learning for Tuesday. It was then decided for safety purposes to end the sports season for the three schools.

There were no known positive cases among the student athletes at those schools.

“There’s been no positive cases for any athletes in Lewis County,” Copenhagen superintendent and athletic director Scott Connell said. “I’d like people to understand that. We did everything right with sports: we masked, we socially distanced, we did it the right way. We didn’t shut down because our kids got sick, we shut down to be cautious because of what adults have done to get sick, so the kids have done it the right way.”

Because of the number of games that Copenhagen, Lowville, South Lewis, and Beaver River have played this fall, they can petition the New York State Public High School Athletic Association to play in the fall two season this coming spring.

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