The WIAA has opened up the 30-day window for high school spring sports teams to schedule athletic competitions against other school on July 1st. After cancelling the spring sports season because of COVID-19, the WIAA announced that if “Safer At Home” orders were lifted and it could be done safely, they would allow schools to play or practice with graduating seniors during the month of July.
DailyDodge.com has reached out to area high schools and found that only Horicon softball was planning on taking advantage of the opportunity. Marshladies head coach Rodger Schliewe tells DailyDodge.com that they have double headers scheduled against Laconia on July 13th, Fond du Lac on July 14th and River Valley on July 15th. He says they will continue to search for more games to play. Horicon softball has won the last two WIAA Division 4 state softball championships and were the overwhelming favorite to win a 3rd straight title this spring before the season was cancelled.
A few other schools tell DailyDodge.com that they had explored the idea of scheduling some games but then decided not to participate. Most schools said they were moving on and allowing normal coaches contact for regular offseason activities in July.