STC volleyball paused for two weeks

The STC Trojan varsity volleyball team celebrates after earning a point over Vinton-Shellsburg Tuesday, Oct. 6. The varsity squad is currently on a two week break due to COVID-19. Allison Graham/News Editor

Due to contact tracing through Tama County Public Health Department and confirmed positives cases on the South Tama volleyball team the squad will have to quarantine through Oct. 17, Activities Director Anthony Jahr told the News Chronicle.

This marks the first time since COVID-19 has hit Tama County a South Tama team has had to quarantine due to positive cases and exposure.

Anyone who has been affected by this particular situation has been contacted.

Per CDC guidelines contact tracing goes back 48 hours from the onset of symptoms. So for example if a player had symptoms beginning on a Tuesday, anyone that would have come into contact with said player/s two days prior would need to quarantine.

Varsity play will resume Monday, Oct. 19 for the girls Region 6 Quarterfinal game against Union at Union. Play begins at 7 p.m.

Mollie Wobeter sets for the Trojans in Tuesday’s contest with Vinton.

South Tama (7-18) last competed Tuesday, Oct. 6. The Trojans hosted Vinton-Shellsburg (13-21) for a WaMaC West conference matchup.

STC donned pink jerseys for a “pink out” night for breast cancer awareness.

The Trojans fell 3-1, 27-25, 25-22 (STC), 25-18 and 25-16.

Game leaders for the Trojans included Mollie Wobeter with 47 assists, Gracie Vest with 4.8 kills, Gwen Upah with four blocks, Bre Riha with 26 digs and Lauren Veit serving.