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Greencastle-Antrim wrestling season taken down by COVID-19

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Greencastle-Antrim wrestling season taken down by COVID-19

The first COVID-19 ramifications for Franklin County winter sports have arrived.

On Friday, Greencastle-Antrim Athletic Director Vicki Ritchey announced that the district will not field a high school or middle school wrestling team.

“PIAA has deemed wrestling to be a higher-risk (for COVID-19) sport with substantial contact,” Ritchey said in a release. “As there are no options to mitigate this contact or potential exposure to our students, it has been determined that it is in the best interest of our schools and students to suspend our involvement in wrestling.”

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The announcement comes in the wake of both Greencastle-Antrim Middle School and High School facing shutdowns due to positive COVID-19 cases in the schools.