Boys Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball · Bath County Basketball Loves the Support But We Need to Follow KHSAA Guidelines

If you attended Tuesday night’s game you probably had an absolute blast!.

The Wildcats had a big 75-48 win over Powell County that was a high energy game with dunks, defense and a great atmosphere.

The atmosphere was created by a great student section that was loud all night long and full of school spirit that you know the kids have been dying to release. They have been starving for normalcy and for one night they screamed and yelled for their classmates as they put on a show for all their friends.

The bad thing is we live in a moment of time that school spirit could be demeaned because of the ongoing pandemic.

It was noticeable to many that the student section was large, not socially distanced, and some not wearing masks.

We as a school and community, although the support and school spirit was awesome, have to be more aware of the guidelines set forth by the KHSAA.

Although gym capacity has been raised from 15% to 25%, and the gathering was far below that Tuesday night, being socially distanced and wearing a mask is required to attend a KHSAA Basketball game.

The Girls Basketball team plays Raceland Thursday night and the Boys Basketball team has added a home game with Richmond Model Friday night. During these contests we will be making alterations to the seating arrangements for the student section and the other fans that will be attending.

Half of the lower home seating will be marked off for the Bath County High School student section. The other half and upstairs seating will be for other Bath County patrons. The upstairs seating behind the benches are still reserved for the visiting team’s fans.

We want the best for our students and our athletic teams and we think this will be the best situation so our students can still be a part of the games and express their school spirit.

We apologize to anyone that has been bothered by Tuesday night’s display of Bath County School Spirit but let’s not forget our kids need normalcy as much as possible and we need to try and give them as many positive memories we can give them before they get into the real world.

Scott Anderson
Athletic Director