Wildcats Saturday opponent has player test positive for Covid


Player did not play in game and, at this time, no change in PC Wildcats activities

  • Sam McClanahan tweet
    Sam McClanahan tweet

The Pendleton County Wildcats lost their first game of the season, 74-61, to Bath County Wildcats.

With the revelation on Sunday afternoon, Coach Sam Elsbernd has to be hoping that it is the only thing that came out of the matchup.

Bath County announced on Twitter on Sunday afternoon that a player had tested positive and they would be shutting down for a week.

Their Twitter account responded to Falmouth Outlook's Sam McClanahan's query that "The Bath County player that testeed positive for Covid did not play vs. Pendleton County."

Coach Elsbernd responded to Falmouth Outlook on Sunday afternoon with the following statement.

"This afternoon we were made aware that a student-athlete from Bath County tested positive for Covid-19. The student-athlete did not participate in Saturday's contest against Pendleton County. At this time, we do not expect our boys basketball team to be affected as a result of this positive test. We are appreciative of the proactive response by Bath County officials, and will continue to remain in contact with them along with local health officials as necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of our student-athletes.