Eagles get back to work after lengthy wait

Published 8:37 pm Friday, June 12, 2020

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The Goshen Eagles became the latest team to return to offseason activities when they arrived on campus earlier this week.

Charles Henderson and Pike Liberal Arts started their organized activities over a week ago, while the Eagles returned to work on Tuesday.

“There is a lot of excitement all over the county it seems,” head coach Bart Snyder said. “Just trying to get life back to normal.”

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After COVID-19 shut down all athletic competition in March, AHSAA member schools were given the all clear to begin summer activities beginning on June 1, provided they followed the health guidelines provided.

“We do our COVID screening every morning,” Snyder said. “We are making sure everyone is safe while being there by wearing masks and we are staying six feet apart.”

Like everybody else, the coaches and the players have had to adapt to all the safety measures. In the early going, Snyder believes his coaching staff and players have handled the changes well.

“It’s definitely different,” Snyder said. “As coaches, we have to leave ours on. With social distancing they don’t have to wear the masks while working out. We encourage them and most of them wear it.  We are going to follow the guidelines set by the health department and the school system.”

Snyder continues to monitor the situation around the county and the state. When it comes to figuring out what’s next, Snyder is taking it one day at a time.

“We are going to keep doing the things that we have been told we can do,” Snyder said. “Hopefully there will be changes to come in July that will get us closer to back to normal.”