This week on March 23rd, the Berthoud High School girls volleyball team was supposed to start their season off. The team was scheduled to play Riverdale Ridge. The game was supposed to be held in the Spartan gym.
However, just hours before the scheduled start time, a student came to administration with troubling news. They had just tested positive for COVID-19 and had been in contact with the rest of the team for up to 10 days. The school had no choice but to quarantine the entire volleyball team. This included C-team, JV, and Varsity. The team will have to remain quarantined for the recommended two-week period.
Events like this have become a normal occurrence since the pandemic started. When asked about her feelings towards this unfortunate turn of events, Martha Rennecker, a senior on the varsity team stated, “I’m just really sad that we couldn’t start our season. We’ve waited over a year for our season to start, since [our season] started later in the year than normal. I hope we don’t have any more setbacks like this for the rest of the season.”
The whole team hopes to be back out and playing as soon as possible. This year there are a number of returning varsity players. Martha Rennecker and Logan Nissen are two returning seniors and powerhouses on the team.
It's safe to say that the whole Spartan community wishes any infected players a speedy recovery. We all hope to see our girls back out on the court as soon as possible. This season is going to be a good one.