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Still no youth sport updates from state officials

By Ray Hamill — The frustration continues for local high school sports teams and athletes, who are still waiting on updated guidelines from state health officials.

Governor Gavin Newsom has not updated the youth sport guidelines since early August, despite recent ongoing talks with the California Interscholastic Federation.

Currently, California is one of just six states — along with the District of Columbia — not allowing high school sports this fall.

The H-DNL and the rest of the CIF is tentatively scheduled to begin competition next month, with cross country and basketball the first sports scheduled locally, now just four and a half weeks away.

It has been reported that a decision from state health officials will be forthcoming soon, but as of yet the H-DNL and the rest of the CIF is left playing the waiting game.

If and when the state gives the go-ahead for competition to resume, the H-DNL will still need to receive the green light from local health officials as well.

High school sports in California have been on hold since mid-March.

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