Gothenburg’s girls and boys basketball teams and the Swede wrestling team got a start on the 2020 winter season Nov. 16 when they began formal winter sports practices.

The NSAA released rules modifications and updated guidelines related to participation during the Covid pandemic, including guidance regarding mask wearing while on and off the court or mat, disinfecting equipment and screening participants on a daily basis.

Gothenburg Public Schools also has taken steps to ensure the safety of participants, officials, coaches and spectators, including limiting attendance at games to immediate family members only.

The boys and girls basketball teams begin competition Dec. 3 at Lexington while the wrestling team competes at the Cozad invitational Dec. 4.

Contact Rebecca Steward at rebecca@gothenburgleader.com or call 308.537.9498