With numerous COVID-19 protections in place, the Livingston County Health Department has determined that it will allow higher risk and moderate risk school sports to begin practicing this week. This includes basketball.

Typically, LCS teams play in the Private-Parochial League of Section V, but the school falls under the Livingston County Department of Health, which has okayed the high-risk sports. “On the boys side, we have light numbers and a very young group,” said LCS Athletic Director Mike Burns. “We decided because of those factors, we would field only a JV team to put the boys in the best position for having some success, having fun and staying safe.”

The girls will play on a varsity team in Section V. “We have about 15-16 [girls] who have indicated interest in playing,” said Burns. “Because we don’t know until they come out, varsity girls coach Dave Tillapaugh and I decided to go with just one team so that if we have injuries we can still field a team without pulling up JV players and thereby shorting the JV squad.”

During a phone interview on Friday, January 29, Burns said that as of that day, he had only seen a draft schedule for the Private-Parochial League for the varsity girls. That schedule would include games against fellow league members C.G. Finney, Northstar Christian Academy, Chesterton Academy, Eugenio Maria Hosta Charter School(CHECK), Rochester Academy Charter School and Rochester Prep Charter School.

“I anticipate a final schedule being finalized early next week,” Burns stated.