Watertown volleyball coach Robin Boomhower’s holiday season is often one of the most chaotic times of his year, but something was missing in the final holiday season.
The usual Pink Out tournament that the Cyclones hold during the winter break has not taken place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontier League volleyball, wrestling and hockey coaches have put their whistles and notepads aside with their sports on hiatus.
“Christmas was weird because I usually jostled myself with 12 teams (which play in the tournament), but I was home all the time,” Boomhower said.
However, starting this week, schools in Jefferson County will join their partners in Lewis County and Oswego County in shortened seasons. Lewis County Schools have been running interschool events for high-risk sports since Feb.10 for volleyball and Feb.12 for wrestling.
The Cyclones volleyball team will play a handful of games against other teams in the “A” Division, Indian River and Carthage. Watertown has played intramural matches and the Cyclones have all been able to train together.
Boomhower said the eight seniors on his squad would have been part of one of the best teams in Section 3 in a normal season. Athletes like senior Sarah Kilburn won’t have the chance to claim some of the school’s records she was eyeing. Lots of Boomhower athletes …
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