The Cuba High School volleyball season got into full swing this week. The Lady Wildcats opened up with senior night at home on Tuesday against New Haven and will hit the court again on Thursday (Sept. 3) against Houston at 5 p.m.
By Larry Dablemont
A lady sent me an email about finding a dead buck deer in her pond, and another reader called to say he had found one in his pond, too. Both were afraid the deer had Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, which is the real name of what is commonly referred by a common term, chronic wasting disease, or CWD. But deer found in or next to ponds, creeks or rivers this time of year are dying of something entirely different, a virus known as Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease.
Both Cuba and Bourbon high schools has announced changes to their athletic senior nights due to the potential of games being postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Senior nights are normally held on the final home games of the season, but they will be held at the home openers this year.
The Cuba School District will be putting restrictions in place for some of its sporting events this season. Among the changes will be a reduction in fan attendance to 50 percent capacity for both football and softball.
The 2020 football season will officially get underway for Cuba High School on Friday night in Sullivan. The Wildcats, 5-6 last season, are scheduled to play the Eagles, 7-2 in 2019, starting at 7 p.m.
On August 18, the Four-Rivers Conference athletic directors announced guidelines and recommendations the conference will follow for its fall sports, including volleyball, football, boys soccer, softball, cross country, girls golf, and middle school girls basketball. St. James will be following the plan, which was formulated to reduce exposure to the coronavirus.