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Hutchison unable to field soccer teams this year due to low numbers, some players join Monroe programs

Hutchison won't be fielding soccer teams this year due to low numbers of participants.
Hutchison won't be fielding soccer teams this year due to low numbers of participants.(Jordan Rodenberger (KTVF))
Published: Apr. 28, 2021 at 9:41 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The high school soccer season kicked-off in Fairbanks this week without Hutchison High School, as they did not have enough players to field a boys or girls team. The girl’s program was close, close enough to be put on the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District soccer schedule, but their season-opener - and season - was scrapped just a few days prior. At least four girls soccer players who attend Hutchison have joined Monroe’s program, while a couple of players are expected to join the Rams on the boy’s side this season as well. Monroe boys did not have a substitution in their season-opener against North Pole Tuesday.

Hutchison fielded both programs as recently as 2019, while the 2020 season was canceled state-wide due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eielson’s co-ed team will face Delta’s co-ed team Thursday as the lone game in Fairbanks, before Lathrop, North Pole, West Valley and Monroe return to action Friday. Continue to monitor webcenterfairbanks.com for updates throughout the high school soccer season.

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