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D10 volleyball and basketball finals on hold

GUELPH – The District 10 high school boys’ volleyball and girls’ basketball seasons look like they’re going to end the same way they started – delayed.

With COVID-19 cases on the uptick in the local high schools, the boys’ volleyball and girls’ basketball championship games scheduled for this week have been postponed.

The Centennial Spartans were to have hosted the Ross Royals in both the senior and junior boys’ volleyball title matches Monday.

Centennial is also to be represented in both basketball finals as they were to host the Guelph CVI Green Gaels Tuesday in the senior match and play the Orangeville Bears at Orangeville Wednesday in the junior final.

With Friday being the final day of school before the Christmas break and John F. Ross switching to online learning due to the number of cases in that school, the championship matches won’t be played until 2022, presumably in the first couple of weeks before exams.

The girls’ volleyball and boys’ basketball seasons are scheduled to start after exams.

D10 girls’ hockey is scheduled to begin Jan. 10. It’s to have a mini-tournament in Guelph that day with games at Centennial, West End and Victoria Road arenas. Another regular-season mini-tournament is set for the two ice surfaces at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex Feb. 14 with a single game between Ross and St. James at the Victoria Road arena completing the regular season Feb. 16.

The D10 curling championship meet is set for March 3 at the Guelph Curling Club and is to be a single-day affair this season.

No other D10 schedules have been released.

The D10 boys’ volleyball and girls’ basketball seasons started Nov. 16. That’s about a week after their local seasons have usually finished. The girls’ basketball finals in 2019 were held Nov. 9, one day after the boys’ volleyball finals.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal