Big decision for Loggers looming on Thursday night

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By Ray Hamill — Will they or won’t they be allowed to play, that’s the question facing the Eureka Loggers this week, as the Eureka City Schools District board gets set to meet on Thursday night.

The board is scheduled to discuss exactly that, and whether the student athletes at the high school can begin some type of restricted conditioning/practice programs like most of the rest of the H-DNL.

Last week the league got the go-ahead for its alternative 2020/21 calendar from the North Coast Section, with competition scheduled to begin in December.

However, with the Eureka City Schools District voting last month to continue distance learning until late January at least, it remains to be seen if the Loggers will be allowed to compete in sports before that.

The board will discuss the issue at this week’s meeting.

The league, of course, must also get the go-ahead from county health officials before any competition will be given the green light.

The sports affected the most by any potential decision this week are cross country and basketball, which are scheduled to be the first two sports seasons running through December and January.

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  1. Let’s go e.c.s. make the right call and get these kids playing!!! Humboldt covid scale is at lowest possible rating at yellow. Time to put the protocols in place and get these kids back in action!!!

  2. The HDN Cross Country season is scheduled for December 7 – January 30.

    We have an outstanding, determined and dedicated team of student athletes.

    This sport is “no contact” and completely outdoors, making it the safest sport in regard to the pandemic.

    The mental, emotional, physical and social health and development of our kids largely depends on whether or not we are allowed to have a season. Ask any parent, or any of our student athletes, and they will affirm that this is true.

    Please let us compete this year. We do not even need to train on campus.

    We have several athletes who are likely to compete in college, given the opportunity to develop their talent. To miss one’s Junior or Senior season will make the difference as to whether or not they develop in this way.

    Please do what is being done now all across the United States: Let us run cross country.

    Thank you,

    Matt Messner
    EHS Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach

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