UPDATE: Sheyenne boys JV team to play state semifinals, varsity team under quarantine
One student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Sources tell Valley News Live the Sheyenne boys JV team will play in the semifinals tomorrow and say the North Dakota High School Activities Association will not postpone the state soccer tournament.
Sheyenne varsity boys soccer was number one seed out of the East and Eastern Dakota Conference champions. The Mustangs advanced Tuesday night with a 2-1 win over Minot.
That momentum has come to a screeching halt though.
A source tells Valley News Live one Sheyenne soccer player has tested positive for COVID-19. They tell us he was last with his teammates late last week and was not at Tuesday’s quarterfinal game.
Contact tracers have determined the entire team must quarantine. In all, 23 members of the program have been labeled as close contacts. A quarantine would make the team ineligible to compete in the state semifinals currently set for Friday afternoon.
The Sheyenne boys soccer petitioned the North Dakota High School Activities Association to postpone the tournament until all four teams are cleared to play. Taking to Twitter to ask the NDHSAA to, ‘support North Dakota students.’
This is the third time the Sheyenne boys soccer team has dealt with COVID-19 and quarantining this season.
Valley News Live reached out to the NDHSAA late Wednesday and again early Thursday morning, but has not yet heard back.
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