The Chesterton High
School Athletic Department has lost its second winter program after a boys
basketball player tested positive for COVID-19.
tracing, the Trojans have had to shut down the Junior Varsity and Varsity
programs through Sunday, Nov. 29 and will return to practice on Monday, Nov.
scheduled to host Munster on Saturday night in its scrimmage and open the
season against Andrean on Nov. 28. The scrimmage has been cancelled and the
Andrean game will be rescheduled for another date.
The Trojans also
lost the back-to-back-to-back state champion gymnastics team that was
scheduled to begin practice on Monday. They will now begin today with
tryouts from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
“We are just doing
what we need to do to keep playing and get our kids out on the playing
fields,” Chesterton Athletic Director Jeff Hamstra said.
New Sports Rules In
The Duneland School
Corporation has announced a new attendance policy for winter sports in
response to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order and in anticipation of Porter
County being classified as a ‘red’ county per the Indiana State Department
The new policy
includes concession stands remaining closed, no food or drink may be brought
into any athletic contest except for participants and game attendance will
be limited to parents/guardians, and school-aged dependent siblings, of
Other changes are
all coaches, spectators, game workers and players not actively participating
in the contest are required to wear a mask at all times, tickets will
continue to be sold at the gates for contests and parents will be required
to sign in at all contests, regardless of level, before entering.
CHS also will make
every effort to live stream all home high school events. To view them, join
the Chesterton Trojans Athletics Facebook group