Devils Lake volleyball, Nelson County volleyball postpone games due to health concerns

Jack Williams
Devils Lake Journal
Devils Lake Journal

Devils Lake High School volleyball and Nelson County volleyball, a co-op of Lakota High School and Dakota Prairie High School, announced Thursday afternoon that it would be postpone a handful of upcoming games due to health concerns. 

The Firebirds game against Fargo South on Sept. 17 was postponed along with their upcoming game against West Fargo on Sept. 29. In addition, their game against Fargo Shanley, which was already postponed due to Fargo Shanley's quarantine, is getting bumped back again. 

Devils Lake High School athletic director Jason Wiberg said that there was a positive case in the program and that they are quarantining both teams for two weeks, as they had the possibility of being in close contact with the infected individual. 

The Firebirds game against Fargo South has been rescheduled to Nov. 5, their game against West Fargo Sheyenne has been rescheduled to Oct. 17, and their game against Fargo Shanley will be rescheduled between Sept. 24 and Oct. 24. 

Nelson County announced over Twitter via the Dakota Prairie account that it's games against Northwood on Sept. 17 for the high school programs would be postponed. In a schedule update, the Chargers have postponed their games against Park River (Sept. 19), Northern Cass (Sept. 21), Larimore (Sept. 22), Rolette/Wolford (Sept. 24) and Midway/Minto (Sept. 26). 

Dakota Prairie schools superintendent Jay Slade said they were told by Dakota Prairie School District health to postpone events out of concern from public health. He added that the postponements are an unfortunate situation. 

Nelson County has only rescheduled two games of the postponed ones so far. The Chargers will play Midway/Minto on Sept. 26 and Rolette/Wolford on Oct. 5. Nelson County has not rescheduled it's games against Hatton/Northwood and Larimore. It's matchup against Park River is postponed for varsity, but sub varsity levels will still be playing. The Chargers matchup against Northern Cass has been cancelled. 

Dakota Prairie athletic director Chad Berger said the postponements only effect the volleyball program and that Nelson County athletics made its decision based on public health concerns. 

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