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For the first time this season, a city school has had to cancel a varsity athletic event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Norfolk Catholic had to cancel its football game scheduled for Friday night at top-ranked Oakland-Craig for preventative reasons as it abides by its COVID-19 policies. 

“We are trying to be proactive to prevent any spread for the community, our students and our school,” Norfolk Catholic principal Amy Wattier said.

The Knights are scheduled to host Ponca next Thursday.

Meanwhile, Oakland-Craig is now seeking a replacement game for this weekend.

It isn't the first one this week for an area school. Plainview had to cancel this week's game at Hartington-Newcastle, and the Wildcats — which already missed back-to-back weeks because of its own COVID-19 issues — are now scheduled to play at Woodbine, Iowa, on Friday.

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STANTON — For the first time since 2012, Howells-Dodge found itself in the East Husker Conference volleyball tournament final here Saturday, but the Jaguars looked like veteran performers in the event in sweeping past West Point-Beemer in three sets.