LIVE TRACKER: Area high schools adjust summer workouts due to COVID-19

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SAN ANGELO, Texas — With the spike of COVID-19 cases around the Concho Valley, many local high schools are having to adjust their summer workout schedules. Concho Valley Homepage is dedicated to keeping the area informed and with this post we’ll attempt to track the status of all 25 area high schools.

If you have an update regarding the status of a school’s summer workout, please contact Ryan Reynolds, Matt Loch, Rachel Turnock or Jaydon Hart. You may also submit information through our Contact Us form.

On July 1, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) released a statement via social media recommending schools to close all activities from July 3 to July 12 in order to help decrease social interactions that could further spread COVID-19. No schools can workout July 7, 8, 20 and 21 due to the UIL’s set period of no activity.

The UIL released updated summer workout guidelines on July 8, which allows drills involving one or more students and access to locker rooms. The also says face covering are necessary except when actively exercising.

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Class 6A:

Central – Update (07/02/20, 2:02 p.m.) San Angelo ISD Athletics will follow the recommendation from the UIL and suspend summer strength and conditioning and sports specific skills from July 3 to -July 12. San Angelo ISD plans to resume summer workouts on July 13.

Update (6/30/20, 4:27 p.m.) Bobcat Football is taking July 1 and July 2 off in appreciation of their efforts the past four weeks. Summer workouts will resume on July 13. All other sports are continuing as scheduled.

Class 4A:

Lake View – Update (07/02/20, 2:02 p.m.) San Angelo ISD Athletics will follow the recommendation from the UIL and suspend summer strength and conditioning and sports specific skills from July 3rd-July 12th. San Angelo ISD plans to resume summer workouts on. July 13th.

Class 3A:

Brady – Update (7/1/20, 9:55 p.m.) Bulldogs have suspended camp on July 2 due to “the increase in testing.” The school stated in a social media post that a staff member was also possibly exposed to coronavirus. Brady will resume summer workouts on July 13.

Update (6/29/20, 9:48 a.m.) Has resumed workouts.

Suspended “Beast Camp” on June 24 after learning a student was not feeling well. That student was tested for strep and coronavirus, and both tests came back negative. Brady ISD resumes workouts on June 29.

TLCA – Update (07/02/20, 8:51 a.m.) Will appease the UIL’s recommendation and restart summer workouts on July 13.

Suspended strength and conditioning workouts on June 28 with plans of resuming on July 9.

Wall – Update (07/03/20, 12:55 p.m.) Following the UIL’s recommendation and will resume workouts on July 13.

Continuing as scheduled.

Ballinger – Continuing as scheduled.

Grape Creek – Continuing as scheduled.

Sonora – Update (07/03/20, 1:07 p.m.) Coaching staff announces that summer strength and conditioning camps will be closed July 3 and will resume July 13 at their regularly scheduled times.

Continuing as scheduled.

Class 2A:

Miles – Suspended summer strength and conditioning program on June 27 due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Texas. Miles ISD Athletic Director Jayson Wilhelm said “we are taking this action to be proactive in doing our part to protect the safety and well being of our athletes and coaches.” Miles ISD will return to summer workouts on July 13.

Junction – Suspended “Champions Course” on June 27 after one athlete came in contract with family members with confirmed cases. That athlete will be tested for the coronavirus on June 29. Junction ISD plans on resuming “Champions Course” on July 13.

Menard – Update (7/12/20, 4:01 p.m.) Both boys and girls will resume summer workouts on July 13.

Update (6/30/20, 1:18 p.m.) Coach Sweatman announced summer workouts for girls will not be held July 1 through July 10. The decision isn’t COVID-19 related, but Coach Sweatman said in a Facebook post “I just want to give ya’ll a little break.” Girls are expected back at camp July 13.

Suspended indoor workouts only on June 22 after the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Menard. They are proceeding with outdoor workouts.

Ozona – Started strength and conditioning on June 16 after a number of students tested positive for COVID-19 during the first week of summer workouts.

Eldorado – Continuing as scheduled.

Christoval – Update (7/3/20, 2:35 p.m.) Will resume summer workouts July 13.

Continuing as scheduled.

Mason – Continuing as scheduled.

Class 1A:

Eden – Update (07/08/20, 4:23 p.m.) The Bulldogs will not return to workouts on July 13 saying in a social media release “we do not want to jeopardize being able to start the fall seasons on time… we as a a staff feel that it is in our best interest to not bring our kids up to the school to workout and increase the risk that we would have to delay the start date.”

Suspended strength and conditioning program until further notice on June 24 due to possible contact with a positive case. There is no date on when Eden will return.

Bronte – Continuing as scheduled.

Robert Lee – Suspended strength and conditioning workouts on June 25 due to the rise of COVID-19 cases around the state of Texas. The school also credited the “frequency of our students traveling around the state” as a reason for suspending. Robert Lee says “it is important to protect our students and staff” and will “continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation over the next few weeks.” Robert Lee is set to resume summer workouts on July 22.

Sterling City – Continuing as scheduled.

Irion County – Continuing as scheduled.

Paint Rock – Continuing as scheduled.

Veribest – Update (07/03/20, 1:26 p.m.) Worked out July 2 and will resume normal activity on July 13.

Continuing as scheduled.

Water Valley – Continuing as scheduled.

Blackwell – Update (07/06/20, 9:27 a.m.) Superintendent Abe Gott reports to Concho Valley Homepage that the Hornets are suspending summer workouts until July 13. He says there are “no active cases, just several kids traveling.”

Continuing as scheduled.

Olfen – Update (7/12/20, 3:53 p.m.) The Mustangs are canceling the rest of summer workouts “due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the area. The schools says they will post practice times at a later date and high school volleyball and football will report on Aug. 3.

Decided to suspend strength and conditioning workouts as a “precautionary measure” on June 26 to ensure the safety of athletes and staff. Olfen will resume workouts on July 13.

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