Basketball season put on hold

The NIC-10 basketball season, both boys and girls, has been put on hold because of the decision by the Illinois Department of Public Health elevated the sport as high risk because of the rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.

Although the IHSA ruled that schools could play the season as scheduled, the district and all of the other NIC-10 schools decided it’s not safe to start play.

“This is a difficult position for us,” Mat Parker, RPS 205 Director of Athletics, Activities and Program Development, wrote in a letter to district athletes and parents. “Our administration wants very much for basketball season to continue – I’m sure just like our student athletes, families, coaches and fans. Our students’ health and safety continues to be our No. 1 priority, and we have to ultimately do what’s best for our students and delay the boys and girls basketball seasons based on the health guidance from the aforementioned state and local agencies.”

Several other winter sports will take place, albeit with reduced schedules. Those include boys and girls bowling, cheerleading, chess, dance, debate, scholastic bowl and boys swimming and diving.

Posted on 11.06.20