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HHS announces new fan attendance guidelines for the remainder of fall sports


Last updated 10/15/2020 at 8:24am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

For the second time this school year, Havre High has adjusted its guidelines for fan attendance at all Blue Pony fall sporting events. Since there has been a recent spike in COVID-19 cases both in the community and the district, HPS will roll back fan attendance at Blue Pony volleyball and football games for the remainder of the season.

Havre High sports will remain as scheduled, as per Tuesday night's Board of Trustees meeting. However, Blue Pony sporting events will be rolling back attendance precautions, as announced by Havre Activities Director Brian Kessler Wednesday afternoon.

For the remainder of the season, two tickets per student-athlete, coach and manager will be allowed for HHS home games, starting with a volleyball match against Lewsitown Saturday. Havre had upped ticket allotment to four tickets per person earlier this fall, and had also been allowing a limited amount of student tickets per football game and volleyball match, as well. However, according to Kessler, no more student passes will be sold for the remainder of the fall.

"I know it stinks," Kessler said, "But the alternative was to put a hold on seasons, effectively ending two of our sports at the same time."

Havre has three home volleyball matches remaining on its schedule, as well as one home football game. For that game, which is Oct. 23 against Billings Central, no car passes will be sold for Blue Pony Stadium, either.

The new restrictions at home sporting events comes as Hill County, Havre and the district itself have seen a rise in COVID-19 cases. Tuesday, the board voted to move all district classes to remote learning until Oct. 28.

Kessler praised Havre High sports programs, their student-athletes and coaches for doing well during the rise in cases, and hopes to see that continue to the end of the fall sports season.

"It has been great to see the success we have had so far with our programs," he said. "Let's keep it up and finish our seasons out."


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