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Report: Middletown Schools to suspend fall sports due to COVID-19

Middletown’s Josh Bryant carries the ball in for a touchdown during their football game against Hamilton Oct. 18, 2019, at Barnitz Stadium in Middletown. Hamilton Big Blue defeated Middletown Middies 41-24. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF FILE
Middletown’s Josh Bryant carries the ball in for a touchdown during their football game against Hamilton Oct. 18, 2019, at Barnitz Stadium in Middletown. Hamilton Big Blue defeated Middletown Middies 41-24. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF FILE

Middletown City Schools will suspend athletics due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to media reports.

The district is expected to make an official statement at 9 a.m. Thursday, our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati reported Wednesday night.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association fall sports practices begin Saturday.

Middletown City Schools already are planning a fully remote start when classes start on Aug. 17.