Watertown Arrow activities for the week have been cancelled or postponed due to pandemic

Brent Nathaniel

WATERTOWN, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) — Watertown High School will be moving on online learning for the week of September 22 through the 25th.

In a release, Watertown Superintendent Dr. Jeff Danielsen says the move is due to a high number of COVID positive cases and close contacts. More details will be released later in the week on a possible return to in-person learning and a possible return of Arrow activities.

All Arrow middle school and high school activities for the week have been postponed or cancelled.

“Our ultimate goal is to protect the health and well being of our student-athletes, as well as the communities we compete against”, said Watertown Athletic Director Craig Boyens. “We did not feel comfortable, due to the increasing number of positive cases and close contacts at the high school, in having teams come to us nor us travelling to them. Obviously, this is not something we wanted to do, but felt it was the best decision at this point for us, as well the teams on our schedule. We will re-evaluate our situation at the end of this week and make a decision as to whether or not we can resume our activities.”

According to the Watertown School District website, the affected activities for the week include:

Tuesday, September 22nd
High School Boys Golf – Watertown Invite at Cattail Golf Course – Cancelled
Middle School Football vs Huron – Cancelled
Boys & Girls Soccer vs Sioux Falls Roosevelt – Postponed
Cheer & Dance at Huron – Cancelled
Volleyball vs Sioux Falls Lincoln – Postponed

Thursday, September 24th
Boys JV Golf at Sisseton – Cancelled
Girls Middle School Tennis at Mitchell – Cancelled
Cross Country at Brookings – Cancelled
Soccer vs Brandon Valley – Postponed
Girls Tennis at Aberdeen Roncalli – Cancelled
Middle School Volleyball – Rescheduled to 9-25-20
Freshman Football vs Brandon Valley – Cancelled
Boys & Girls Soccer – Postponed
Volleyball vs Brandon Valley – Postponed

Friday, September 25th
Middle School Volleyball vs Milbank – Cancelled
Football vs Brandon Valley – Postponed

Saturday, September 26th
Competitive Dance & Cheer at Harrisburg – Cancelled
Boys Golf – ESD Meet at Mitchell – Cancelled
Middle School Volleyball at Harrisburg – Cancelled