Sports

Lady Wildcats ready for volleyball season

    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.

Dead deer being found in ponds

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.

Schools moving up senior nights

    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.

CHS football team will kick off season in Sullivan Friday

    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.

Four-Rivers Conference releases fall sports attendance guidelines

    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.