Cochrane-Fountain City Girls Basketball forced to forfeit sectional semifinal

The Cochrane-Fountain City School District announced Thursday on its Facebook page that the Pirates’ Division 4 girls basketball sectional semifinal with Auburndale is canceled.

Alex VandenHouten of the Winona Daily News reports the cancellation is due to COVID-19 concerns on  the C-FC side. A C-FC community member adds the team’s concerns stem from a positive test from Blair-Taylor, the team the Pirates beat last weekend to reach sectionals

The Pirates were two wins away from reaching State for the first time.

As News 8 Now reported Wednesday, the Pirates had already faced two quarantines related to COVID-19 during their regular season.