A local high school basketball team may miss out on a first-ever championship because the athletic association will not accommodate their religious beliefs.
The Herzl-Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy’s boys team is just one win from the playoffs.
However, even if they keep winning, they may not be able to get to the championship because one of the tournament games is set for a Saturday afternoon.
The students’ religious observance of the Sabbath won’t allow them to travel to Sterling for that game.
“It’s disappointing. I’m a senior and we’re not going to have anything to show for it at the end of the year,” said Desi Rotenberg, one of the students.