La Crescent-Hokah cancels sports through Oct. 23 as instruction goes virtual

La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools has announced grades 5 through 12 are moving to virtual instruction starting tomorrow through Oct. 23.
As a result, all Lancer sports during that time are canceled.

La Crescent’s superintendent posted the announcement earlier Wednesday saying the move to virtual instruction is a result of COVID-19 contact tracing. The announcement says 10 staff members were exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual, and all are in quarantine for up to 14 days.

Because the school can’t find enough substitutes to carry the hybrid method they’d been using, the move to virtual was essentially a foregone conclusion, per the superintendent.

Another Minnesota AD tells News 8 Now Sports that schools may still hold sports even if classes go virtual, unless students are testing positive for COVID-19. In any other scenarios, it’s up to the school’s discretion.

The cancellation comes as Lancer soccer was preparing for section tournament play, cross country was finishing up the regular season, and volleyball season was set to begin in the coming days.