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Missoula Big Sky cancels remainder of volleyball season

Posted at 3:45 PM, Oct 30, 2020

MISSOULA — Missoula Big Sky's volleyball team has canceled its final regular season volleyball game and will be opting out of the Class AA postseason due to COVID-19.

Big Sky athletic director Sabrina Beed confirmed the decision with MTN Sports. The Missoulian first reported the cancellation.

"Given the number of athletes in our volleyball program impacted by COVID-19, Big Sky must cancel practice and competition for the next two weeks," Beed said in a statement. "Due to the volleyball playoff schedule, this means that our volleyball season must come to an end for all levels. We have consulted with the MHSA about rescheduling the playoff events and due to the statewide schedule, this is not possible."

Big Sky played Hellgate in its final game on Tuesday night, losing 3-1 to the Knights. Big Sky was due to play Sentinel to close out the regular season but that crosstown match was ultimately canceled.

Hellgate athletic director Nick Laatsch told MTN Sports that as of now, Hellgate is not aware of any impact on the volleyball team from COVID-19 at this time after Tuesday's match.

The Class AA postseason begins next week for volleyball.