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Athletic events shut down until new year

By Michael Butler

Tallassee City Schools has suspended all extracurricular activities until Jan. 4. The high school has also transitioned to a virtual-only curriculum.

"In light of recent surges in Covid-19 the TCS administration is making some adjustments," Superintendent Dr. Brock Nolin noted in a release for parents. "We feel it is necessary to keep our students and staff safe while providing sound educational practices and facilities."

Sports activities put on hold include all practices or gatherings in addtion to games on school properties.

The THS basketball program had already been shut down to a positive COVID case. Six games were scheduled that will now have to be rescheduled or canceled altogether. The middle school programs are also sidelined until January. Games missed are not expected to be made up.

The wrestling program's varsity and junior varsity matches have also been scratched from the slate until 2021.

The school system plans to return to an in-classroom/virtual mix after the holiday break with regular athletic activities expected to continue.