Several Pelican teams were able to play interscholastic games in the final two weekends of the winter season, facilitated by a carefully executed set of COVID-19 safety protocols among the competing schools.
The boys and girls basketball, boys and girls ice hockey, and the boys and girls squash teams competed in a two-game home-and-home series against the Taft School on Friday and Saturday, March 5–6, and ended their seasons with one final game against the Kent School on Saturday, March 13. The boys and girls swimming and diving teams competed in virtual time trials on both weekends as well.
Against Taft, highlights included a clean sweep from the boys and girls basketball teams as well as for the girls ice hockey team, which gave up zero goals on the weekend. The boys ice hockey team celebrated last year’s New England Earl/Martin Large School championship with a banner ceremony, and the boys and girls squash teams both came away with exciting wins against the Rhinos. Fans were able to witness all the games, both on the Island and at Taft, via livestream.
Against Kent, the boys and girls basketball teams and the girls ice hockey teams achieved convincing victories while boys ice hockey lost a tough game but saw two seniors record their first-ever goals in their last-ever high school games. The squash teams put up solid efforts against two very talented Kent teams.
Special recognition goes out to the athletics departments and administrators at all three schools for creating safe environments where games could be played, and several coaches and other teachers deserve recognition for helping to officiate basketball games.