The Honeoye boys basketball team will not be participating in this year’s Section V tournament.
According to a statement released by Superintendent David Bills, "recent incidents were in violation of our code of conduct and although we are not able to release any specific information due to student confidentially, we will continue to follow protocol procedure regarding this incident. Although unfortunate, this is an opportunity for our student athletes, who are representatives of our school district, to learn and grow."
Last week, the district suspended a half dozen of the varsity team's players because of an alleged incident classified by some as hazing that involved varsity players giving JV players wedgies on a bus ride home from a recent road game. The district forced the team to forfeit it's remaining regular season games but didn't make a decision regarding sectionals until today.
The Bulldogs made it all the way to the Sectional championship game one year ago and were favorites to return to the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester this season. Currently seeded fourth in their sectional bracket, the 11-7 Bulldogs would have likely faced Dundee in a quarterfinal match up next week. The district's Board of Education accepted the resignations of varsity coach Jim Parshall and junior varsity coach Jordan Trowbridge at its regular meeting last Wednesday.
Bills' statement concluded with "it is our goal for the team to return to competition next year as ambassadors for the community of Honeoye."