St. Ignatius to close school, cancel games due to stomach flu
By Jeremy Balan
Update (9:43 p.m.): St. Ignatius athletic director John Mulkerrins and Sacred Heart Cathedral athletic directors Phil Freed and Jo Ann Momono will be discussing the status of the boys basketball game scheduled for Wednesday night, tomorrow morning.
Update (9:41 p.m.): The St. Ignatius boys soccer game against Serra scheduled for Wednesday will be tentatively scheduled for Thursday.
The St. Ignatius athletic department has cancelled its scheduled home athletic events and practices, and will be closing the entire campus on Wednesday due to a viral stomach flu that caused nearly 200 students to miss school today.
Several girls basketball players are absent from tonight’s game against Sacred Heart Cathedral due to the illness, 75 students were absent this morning and more than 90 left school during the day, according to St. Ignatius athletic director John Mulkerrins.
“It’s all viral stomach flu,” Mulkerrins said. “It started three days ago with a couple of kids and spread pretty quickly.”
The boys basketball game between SI and Sacred Heart Cathedral is still scheduled to be play tomorrow at Sacred Heart, but the Wildcats could be missing as many as seven players, including all five regular starters.
Mulkerrins and SI boys head basketball coach Tim Reardon said they will honor the game if the Irish wish to play, but would also be willing to reschedule.