Montgomery County high school basketball teams will begin varsity and junior varsity competition on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Canajoharie athletic director Brian Dunn released the schedule Wednesday morning.
“Please note that the superintendents have said that no spectators or media will be allowed at games, however each school is planning on live streaming games that anyone will be able to watch,” Dunn included in his email with the schedule.
Last week, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort announced that “high” risk sports, including basketball, could get underway Monday and compete only within the county only until the coronavirus positivity seven-day rolling average in Montgomery County falls to 4% or below. Once that threshold is achieved, schools may schedule play against teams in other counties if that respective county is also at or below 4%.
On Tuesday, the Montgomery County’s seven-day coronavirus positivity rate was 8%.
On opening night next week, Amsterdam will host Fort Plain and Canajoharie will host Fonda-Fultonville in boys’ games. In girls’ games, Fort Plain will host Amsterdam and Fonda-Fultonville will host Canajoharie.
Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville will get its start on Friday, Feb. 12. The school’s boys’ basketball team will host Amsterdam that night, while the girls’ squad travels to Amsterdam.
Junior varsity squads will tip off at 5 p.m. with the varsity contests at 6:30 p.m.