Wrestling Tournament Covid Outbreak Led to Athletics Pause

An outbreak of COVID-19 traced to a high school wrestling tournament in Lakeland earlier this month spread to athletes in other sports and led to Tuesday’s announcement that Polk public schools are suspending athletic practices and competitions for 20 days, News Channel 8 reports. “It’s just a pause. We will be practicing and starting back up with our athletics on Jan. 4,” Athletics Coordinator Dan Talbot said. | ALSO: Ledger coverage