Boys Basketball

Five DeKalb sports announce postponements or cancellations this week

FIve DeKalb sports have had their schedules disrupted due to being in COVID-19 protocols or having their opponents facing their own COVID issues.

Athletic director Peter Goff said on Wednesday he hopes things can get back to normal next week but pointed to rising case figures across the region, state and country due to the omicron variant.

“I mean we’re hoping to reboot everything next week,” Goff said. “We’re going to have to see where we’re at. It’s never-ending. Just look at the trend throughout the state.”

The boys basketball and girls bowling teams have lost games this week, but it’s not due to multiple COVID issues within the programs. For basketball, its games Friday against Naperville Central and Saturday against Marist were due to issues with the other programs.

The game against Naperville Central will be rescheduled, the game against Marist will not, Goff said.

The girls bowling team is missing a coach temporarily, forcing the postponement of matches Wednesday against Kaneland and Thursday against Naperville Central. Goff said if a substitute coach can be found, the Barbs will compete Saturday at a tournament hosted by Sycamore.

Girls basketball, wrestling and cheerleading are dealing with their own members in COVID protocols. The basketball team will make up a game against Naperville Central, scheduled originally for Thursday, on Jan. 11.

The wrestling team was slated to go to a massive tournament in Wisconsin against some of the other top teams in the country. They were already struggling through missing wrestlers last week in their home tournament, which they still won.

Cheerleading was supposed to be a meet at Lake Zurich but will not make the trip.

The changes come just two days after nearby Kaneland announced it was limiting fans at its home games due to COVID-19 numbers in its region.