Amid the Strike

March 2, 2018

In West Virginia, classes and school activities have been suspended due to a walk-out by teachers and service personnel. At Elkins High School, coaches and athletic directors have been working to make sure student-athletes have places for practices in order to maintain eligibility.

An article from The Inter-Mountain explains that athletes need 14 practices before they may participate in a game or meet. Although practices haven’t been held on school grounds during the walk-out, teams have been able to meet, thanks to arrangements from their coaches and athletic directors.

For some teams, Davis & Elkins College has worked to help Elkins High School athletics in sharing facilities. “Monday, D&E allowed us to use their turf athletic field, and (Tuesday and Wednesday) we’ve used the field at Bluegrass Park, which is the Robin Harvey Memorial Field,” Jack Crumm, Head Baseball Coach at Elkins High School, said. “(D&E) let us use their inside facility at the old gymnasium in the event that we needed to because of weather but the weather has been pretty good, so we’ve been able to get outside.”

The track and field teams have been using public parks.

“Ideally, of course myself and the guys would much rather be at the track, but this essentially isn’t our first rodeo with being creative with practice, as winters past have forced us to reinvent the wheel and think outside the box," Matt Lewis, Boys’ Track and Field Head Coach at Elkins High School, said. “We are at a little bit of an advantage as we can run anywhere, so long as the weather cooperates.”

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