WAC schools get look at fall sports regs


By Patsy Nicosia

Winter sports will look a lot more like normal when athletes take the floor after the Thanksgiving break.
For starters, they’ll be played in winter—not in March and April as Fall II in an accommodation to COVID precautions.
Middleburgh Central School Superintendent Brian Dunn told school board members that he’d just gotten an update from the Western Athletic Council.
High-risk sports like basketball will be able to allow a home crowd of 50 percent capacity, he said; visiting athletes will be allowed two visitors.
Those aren’t state mandates, he said, but rather the WAC’s, and if he hadn’t agreed to them, there are school that wouldn’t have been willing to come to Middleburgh.
“To have competition, we have to do a little bit above mandate,” he said.
A COVID vaccination clinic run last Tuesday at the Elementary School “in partnership with the Department of Health,” vaccinated 51 kids ages 5-11 and 72 adults.
“Our vaccination position is agnostic,” Mr. Dunn said.
“It’s a parental choice.”