Corsairs still hoping for early-March return

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By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods men’s and women’s basketball and cross country teams are still hoping for an early-March return to competition.

The Golden Valley Conference ADs met again on Wednesday, with four of the six member schools currently committing to play basketball.

The schedule would feature 12 games for each team, with two games each for six weeks on Wednesdays and Fridays.

“There’s something in place if we can move forward,” CR Athletics Director Bob Brown said, adding that there are still a number of logistics to overcome.

Community colleges in California are not subjected to the same restrictions as the high school and youth sports, but must have COVID testing protocols in place and must get the go-ahead from local health officials.

In order for basketball and cross country to go forward, the GVC schools will have to get the green light by Feb. 8 to give them 21 days to prepare for the proposed season.

The CR student athletes have not held a conditioning/practice session together since late November.

The cross country schedule has also been tentatively set, with four meets planned for CR, including a home event on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17).

The CR men and women are also scheduled to compete at Shasta (March 3 and April 7) and at Butte (March 31).

The Corsairs will not compete this school year in men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, but are still planning on competing in baseball, softball and track and field.

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