JAY — Regional School Unit 73 directors Thursday night approved competitive sports within the Mountain Valley Conference for golf and cross country but opposed such competitions for soccer, field hockey, cheering and football.
Initially, the board considered allowing competitions for moderate-risk sports, provided all competitors wore face masks during events.
A questionnaire was sent to other Mountain Valley Conference schools, Spruce Mountain High School Athletic Director Marc Keller said. Their response about wearing face masks was that the Maine Principals Association guidelines say they are permitted, not mandated, he said.
“I’m not sure other teams would be willing to wear masks,” Keller added.
Director Phoebe Pike said a lot of directors are still attending meetings via Zoom.
“When it comes to moderate-risk sports, I’m very concerned for the students,” she said. “I know how much sports mean to the students. I’m very concerned for them. It’s hard to…