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Hawks’ volleyball season suspended due to COVID-19

South Hamilton opts to postpone Homecoming, rescheduled for Oct. 5-9

First-year South Hamilton head volleyball coach Kayla Schaufenbuel (right) talks to a referee during a match earlier this season. Schaufenbuel’s varsity team has been sidelined until Sept. 28 due to a positive COVID-19 case. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

JEWELL — The South Hamilton varsity volleyball team is under a two-week suspension following a positive test for COVID-19 within the program, athletic director Todd Coy confirmed on Monday.

The Hawks have postponed upcoming Heart of Iowa Conference matches against Greene County and Saydel, and are currently slated to resume their season on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Nevada.

South Hamilton can resume practice on Monday, Sept. 28.

Coy says he’s hoping the matches against Greene County and Saydel can be rescheduled for sometime in October.

The South Hamilton freshman, junior varsity, and JV2 teams will still be allowed to practice and compete as scheduled, Coy said.

South Hamilton (7-15) last competed on Thursday at the Perry Invitational where it went 2-2.

Homecoming festivities at South Hamilton were scheduled for this week with the coronation taking place on Friday when the Hawks host South Hardin. But Coy says those events have now been postponed.

Homecoming will now take place from Oct. 5-9 during the final week of the football regular season.

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