Bonny Eagle offering fall sports for high schoolers but not middle school students

Bonny Eagle High School officially plans to participate in fall sports programs, however, athletics are not currently being offered for middle school students. The Maine Principals’ Association announced Friday that most fall sports, excluding football and volleyball, can be played for school districts in counties with a ‘green’ designation for in-person education. Bonny Eagle high and middle schools are located on the border of Cumberland and York counties. York is under a ‘yellow’ designation due to a spike in coronavirus cases. Mike Burnham of the MPA said Monday that Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew said the decision of whether or not to offer fall sports at Bonny Eagle will be up to local leaders. Athletic director Eric Curtis says he and the superintendent decided to offer fall sports to high school students but not middle school students, citing concerns over health and safety along with transportation issues. Curtis says district leaders will discuss the future of fall sports for middle school students during a meeting Tuesday. Games for Bonny Eagle High School students can begin Sept. 25.

Bonny Eagle High School officially plans to participate in fall sports programs, however, athletics are not currently being offered for middle school students.

The Maine Principals’ Association announced Friday that most fall sports, excluding football and volleyball, can be played for school districts in counties with a ‘green’ designation for in-person education.

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Bonny Eagle high and middle schools are located on the border of Cumberland and York counties.

York is under a ‘yellow’ designation due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

Mike Burnham of the MPA said Monday that Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew said the decision of whether or not to offer fall sports at Bonny Eagle will be up to local leaders.

Athletic director Eric Curtis says he and the superintendent decided to offer fall sports to high school students but not middle school students, citing concerns over health and safety along with transportation issues.

Curtis says district leaders will discuss the future of fall sports for middle school students during a meeting Tuesday.

Games for Bonny Eagle High School students can begin Sept. 25.