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Closings for mold creating havoc with ABSS volleyball schedules


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Most gyms in the Alamance-Burlington School System are off limits amid the system’s bid to remove mold from buildings.

That has volleyball teams on the move.

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With the lack of available gyms, teams have been forced to play road matches or in some cases neutral-site matches.

Newly opened Southeast Alamance seems to be the one safe haven for most of the county’s teams.

Teams from several schools in the county have converged on the newest high school for matches and practices.

The need for practices for multiple schools has resulted in a schedule for those teams, with those sessions conducted throughout the day at Southeast. Classes aren’t being held again this week in the ABSS.

Southeast’s gym has been used for other teams in the county when the Stallions don’t have home matches.

On Tuesday night, Eastern Alamance swept Williams in a Central 3-A Conference match held at Southeast. That was officially a Williams home match.

On Thursday night, Southern Alamance will play a non-conference match against East Chapel Hill at Grace Christian Academy in Haw River.

“It has been a little bit chaotic,” first-year Southern Alamance coach Pam Tart said Wednesday.

A match last week between Western Alamance and Eastern Alamance was held at Woodlawn Middle School.

In the cases when an Alamance County team has a conference match against an out-of-county school, those matches are being contested at the opposing team’s school. That’s in hopes that the rematch with the round-robin league schedule can be held at the ABSS venue if the gyms are open by the time those matches come up on the schedule.

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