Jamboree Games Canceled

Annual Jamboree Canceled Due to COVID-19 Restrictions


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Sophia Ackerman puts up a shot against Omaha Roncalli last season. This year, the girls will have a later start than usual as the annual preseason jamboree games have been canceled.

MURRAY, NEB.–The NSAA’s annual basketball jamboree games are an annual tradition throughout high schools in Nebraska. A jamboree game is a game that doesn’t count on a team’s record. The game serves as a kick off for the season, and many teams look forward to being able to play without having to worry about their record.

With the new guidelines that are being implemented due to COVID-19, there were speculations that traditions such as the jamboree games were not going to happen this year. This became a reality as the news of the cancellation of the jamboree games surfaced. “The jamboree games are CANCELLED, with two L’s,” said Mr. Jason Ahrens.

COVID-19 cases are spiking everywhere, and people are concerned about public health. Canceling things such as non-essential sporting events seems like a good way to help the numbers go down. Fans have already been restricted and players and spectators are required to wear masks at all times.

Although Conestoga has been doing its part to stop the spread, many people think that wearing masks and thorough sanitization is still not enough. There are fears that there may be a situation like we had last spring, and that the season might not even get to happen altogether.

We can’t be certain of what the rest of the year may look like, but what we can be certain of is that the administration is doing their best to keep everyone safe and ensure that if the season does happen, it happens as safely as possible.