• Beacon Staff

Portland Boys Basketball season comes to early end due to COVID Quarantine

Portland High School announced on Tuesday that the school boys varsity basketball season was ending early due to quarantine. The quarantine is linked to the teams contest with Haslett last Saturday. A person in the Haslett program has since tested positive for COVID and the Portland team is being considered a close contact.

In an email to parents, Portland Superintendent Will Heath said, “The Ionia County Health Department requires athletes to quarantine when they are on the court with the positive case regardless of any physical contact or spacing. Those athletes who are not on the court with the positive case do not need to quarantine. This case only impacts our boys varsity basketball team and because of the number and length of quarantines it will end their season.

The Raiders played Ionia on Monday night before learning of the situation on Tuesday. Their final regular season game was scheduled for Friday against Lansing Sexton, before facing Ionia in the opening game of districts next Tuesday.

The Raiders final schedule was 4-11 overall, 1-8 in the CAAC White.

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