Patrick Henry, William Fleming high schools set to start competing in basketball this week

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Basketball players at two Roanoke high schools are gearing up to compete against each other this week as part of the school district’s updated “Return to Play” plan.

According to Roanoke City Public Schools, starting the week of Monday, Jan. 18, students will be able to take part in swim and track meets, host basketball games between Patrick Henry and William Fleming high schools, and continue wrestling and cheerleading workouts.

“RCPS continues to monitor local and regional health metrics, as well as operational considerations to determine our way forward in resuming school system activities,” the school district said in a statement released on Saturday, Jan. 16. “To that end, we believe we can safely align athletics and performing arts events with our academic schedule.”

This comes after Roanoke school officials said students could participate in swim and track meets, resume regular basketball practices, and continue wrestling and cheerleading workouts effective Jan. 11.

Roanoke City Public Schools also shared the following schedule for this week’s basketball games:

Boys’ Basketball schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19
    Patrick Henry at William Fleming
    JV at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 22
    William Fleming at Patrick Henry
    JV at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19
    William Fleming at Patrick Henry
    JV at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 22
    Patrick Henry at William Fleming
    JV at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.

School officials say face coverings are mandatory at games. In addition, even though spectators will not be allowed to attend any games, you can find out how to watch livestreams of the games by following this link.

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