Friday evening the Hamilton County Foxes updated their 2020-2021 sports calendar to reflect the upcoming school year and the several changes made to the sports calendar by IHSA and guidelines put in place by Governor J.B. Pritzker.
In terms of football, the Foxes – who play in the Black Diamond Conference – are dropping Weeks 1 and 9 from their football season. IHSA’s modified football schedule is likely to feature a 7-week schedule with 2-3 weeks for regional playoffs.
In terms of basketball, the Foxes attempted to keep things as unchanged as they could.
“Basketball we tried to keep corresponding dates for both boys and girls but some games had to be moved,” said Hamilton County Athletic Director Clint Winemiller.
Golf will be one of the more prominently featured sports in the coming fall season. The Foxes expect their boys team to play one day before the girls team for Black Diamond Conference matchups.
There will be some changes on the Cross Country front.
“Cross Country will run the same day with probably only the top 5-6 runners getting to go to meet,” says Winemiller.
Fans of Foxes Volleyball can expect a completely brand new schedule for the squad that is moving their sport from fall into the spring alongside football.
Finally, Winemiller says that baseball and softball, sports that have been grouped into the summer section of high school athletics this next year, plan to play Monday Doubleheaders.