More athletics cancellations as Spartanburg District 5 transitions to e-learning due to COVID

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Spartanburg County School District Five has canceled all athletic events on Friday due to the district’s transition to distance learning because of COVID-19 related staff shortages and student absences, according to a statement on the district’s website.

This decision will affect both Byrnes High School basketball games scheduled to take place on Friday evening, boys basketball versus Spartanburg High School and girls basketball versus Riverside High School.

Both Byrnes basketball teams were originally scheduled to play against Riverside on Friday.

Spartanburg School District Five has canceled all athletic events amid e-learning transitions due to COVID-19 related staff shortages and student absences.
Spartanburg School District Five has canceled all athletic events amid e-learning transitions due to COVID-19 related staff shortages and student absences.

This announcement comes after Spartanburg District One and Spartanburg District Three transitioned to e-learning and postponed athletic events beginning Thursday, Jan. 13.

The spike in COVID-19 related e-learning transitions and subsequent postponements or cancelations of athletic events from Spartanburg county schools has also led to the postponement of the Spartanburg County Wrestling Tournament that was to be held Saturday at Spartanburg High School, according to Spartanburg Athletic Director, Todd Staley, due to various schools being unable to participate.

Staley also told the Herald-Journal that there is no make-up date scheduled yet.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.

This article originally appeared on Herald-Journal: Spartanburg County Schools D5 faces sports cancellation over COVID

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