North Tama softball games cancelled for this evening

North Tama High School announced on Facebook Friday afternoon that softball games against Collins-Maxwell that were scheduled for Friday evening have been cancelled.

North Tama 7-12 Principal and Activities Director Andrew Meister indicated to the North Tama Telegraph that Friday’s cancellation was related to COVID-19 exposure. No other details were made available.

Meister went on to say, “It’s a tough situation for our young ladies, their coaches and fans of North Tama.”

Earlier in the week, the Times Republican reported that strength and conditioning at North Tama High School had been canceled due to safety concerns regarding the potential indirect exposure of a softball player to someone with COVID-19.

North Tama head softball coach Patty Calderwood confirmed to the Times-Republican the school’s statement via Facebook and Twitter, which stated that the opening day of weight training at the high school had been called off.

“In the best interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes and staff members, all of [Wednesday’s] strength and conditioning sessions will be cancelled due to a potential indirect exposure to COVID-19 within our NT softball team,” the statement reads. “North Tama administration will work through this situation with the Tama County Public Health Department and more guidance will be issued as soon as possible.”

Calderwood reaffirmed the school’s statement but could offer “no additional information at that time.”

The Redhawks softball team was in action on Monday of this week at GMG and against Baxter at home on Wednesday following the school’s announcement about the strength and conditioning program.