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CHS shuts down boys basketball programs, changes sports policies

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The Chesterton High School Athletic Department has lost its second winter program after a boys basketball player tested positive for COVID-19.

After contact 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. 30.

Chesterton was 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 Effect

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 of Health.

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 participants.

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


Posted 11/19/2020




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