Brattleboro’s Madison Johnson drives to the hoop last season. It was announced Tuesday that Vermont’s indoor sports teams can start playing games after Jan. 11, 2021, but that no spectators will be allowed due to COVID-19 concerns.

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BRATTLEBORO — Vermont officials announced Tuesday that winter sports teams that play indoors will be allowed to begin practices on Nov. 30 and that competition can take place after Jan. 11, 2021.

The decision affects Twin Valley’s basketball teams, Leland & Gray’s basketball teams and Bellows Falls’ basketball teams, along with the basketball, hockey and bowling teams at Brattleboro Union High School.

All of these high school teams will play without spectators due to COVID-19 concerns. The mask mandate will be continued for athletes, coaches, and officials.

More delays or cancelations could happen if COVID-19 cases continue to spread.

Cheerleading squads may compete, however no vocal routines will be allowed. The wrestling and indoor track seasons have been canceled.

Vermont ski resorts will have strict new capacity limits this winter.

Shane Covey can be reached at or 802-254-2311 X163. On Twitter: @ShaneCovey.


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