By Ray Hamill — The only certainty in this time of uncertainty for local high school sports is that there is no one right answer.
Last week, here at Humboldt Sports we asked local fans which of the three states — California, Oregon and Washington — made the best decision in regard to scheduling high school sports for the upcoming school year.
California has pushed back all sports to the new year and plans on condensing the traditional three seasons into two, which will make for a packed spring with nine different sports being played simultaneously, although seasons won’t be shortened much if at all.
Washington, meanwhile, went in a different direction, announcing the state plans on having four shortened seasons instead of the traditional three.
Some non-contact sports are scheduled to 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.
Oregon, on the other hand, has pushed 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 state 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?
According to Humboldt Sports readers it was a close call, with California edging Washington.
The California decision received 44 percent of the votes cast, with Washington pulling in 42 percent.
Oregon’s uncertainty did not sit too well with local fans, receiving just 12 percent of the votes.