By Ray Hamill — Three days, three states, three different approaches to the upcoming prep sports year and how to handle the current crisis best.
But who got it right? Which of them has made the best decision in a difficult situation?
On Monday the CIF announced that California high school sports will be pushed back to the new year, with the three traditional seasons now condensed into two, which will be problematic for smaller schools that rely heavily on multiple-sport student athletes, who themselves will now be forced to choose and sacrifice one sport for another.
On Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) went in a different direction, announcing the state plans on having four shortened seasons instead of the traditional three.
Some non-contact sports will still go ahead in the fall, with basketball and wrestling from January to early March; football, soccer and volleyball from early March to early May; and traditional spring sports from early May to late June.
On Wednesday, meanwhile, the Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA) decided to push back the starting dates of soccer, volleyball and cross country for one month, but the state still plans on trying to hold traditional seasons.
Prep football in the state remains prohibited for now, but the OSAA has not yet canceled or postponed the season, although it will be forced to do so if the sport is not given the all-clear to return by late September.
So who do you think made the best choice?
Let us know and we’ll publish the results in a few days.