More states move toward a return to prep sports


By Ray Hamill — High school sports are back on in Arizona.

On Tuesday, the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board reversed a decision made just four days ago, voting 5-4 to begin winter sports competition in the state on Jan. 18.

The state of Washington also plans on beginning high school football in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, California, Nevada and Oregon are each still playing the waiting game as pandemic numbers continue to soar, and they are among only six states to have not not allowed any high school sports since last March.

In addition to Washington, the state of Hawaii also plans to begin football in March.

Here in California, only a few low-contact outdoor sports are expected to begin any time soon.

Also on Tuesday, Humboldt County moved back into the purple or most restricted COVID-19 tier, further limiting the number of sports that will be allowed to return on Jan. 25, providing that tentative start date is not pushed back again.

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  1. I have zero hope for any highschool sports this year.. none. We won’t even be back in school at the earliest march.. some kids have stayed prepared for the go ,but majority have not.. and who will they play.. arcata, mck not going back. Kids only allowed to pick one sport..
    Ecs, and the state of California have failed the youth .. kids not in school but going to work out in the public everyday.. hmmm !!.. covid is real but handled incorrectly for the youth of our state.. California kids falling behind the rest as we watch every other state hold events and move forward..
    Following not leading.. thanks Ray for everything you do to keep us informed.. really appreciate you

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