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By Darryl G. Smart

The good news is high school sports are back and will begin next week.

The bad news is, families and friends won’t be able to watch the action in person.

Following the protocols that were approved by the Haldimand-Norfolk, Brant County health units, Grand Erie District School Board, and Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, there will be no spectators permitted at sporting events at this time. 

The Return to Safe Sport document outlines several protocols that must be followed for sports to take place. One of those protocols at this time is no spectators permitted at any indoor or outdoor events.

“It’s something we expected if you look at what’s going on around us,” Athletic Association of Brant Haldimand Norfolk vice president Tyler Backus said. “The good news is that these kids are getting the chance to play sports. There are a lot of happy faces. 

“Like everything with COVID, things change on a daily basis,” he said. “We are working hard on some things behind the scenes to get this going and to make it a great experience for everyone.”

To read all of the AABHN protocols CLICK HERE.


The first-ever AABHN event is September 20 at the Greens at Renton. That’s when the girls golf championship takes place. The boys will hit the links on September 23.


The five-team Non-CWOSSA Varsity league begins September 24 when the Delhi Raiders visit the Holy Trinity Titans and the Pauline Johnson Thunderbirds visit the Simcoe Sabres. Both games are at 2pm.

The other team in the loop is the Waterford Wolves. CLICK HERE to see the full schedule.

The CWOSSA Varsity league, which features the Assumption Lions, Brantford Collegiate Mustangs, North Park Collegiate Trojans, Paris Panthers, St. John’s Green Eagles, and McKinnon Park Blue Devils begins September 23. The Green Eagles face the Blue Devils at 2pm in Caledonia. CLICK HERE to see the full schedule.

For all of the schedules, standings, and scores, go to the AABHN website by CLICKING HERE.