H-DNL athletic directors to discuss scheduling next week


Ray Hamill/ – The Ferndale Wildcats

By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt-Del Norte League will begin the process of putting together an all-local schedule for all sports next week, including football.

The league ADs will meet to discuss and develop the schedules, with a proposal expected to go before the league principals later this month on September 23.

Last month the H-DNL voted almost unanimously to schedule three shortened sports seasons for the school year, running from December to June, as opposed to the state-wide model of two seasons during the same timeline.

This will prevent local multi-sport student athletes from having to choose one sport over another in what otherwise would have been a very busy spring for prep sports.

All prep sports in the state are currently on hold due to the ongoing pandemic.

The H-DNL still must receive clearance for the alternative schedule from the North Coast Section, which will address the proposal on Oct. 2.

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