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H-DNL reconsidering its decision on all-league awards this year

By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL appears open to reversing an earlier decision to not award all-league selections this school year in the midst of shortened and restricted seasons.

The H-DNL athletic directors met on Wednesday and are now recommending the league reviews that decision at a scheduled meeting on Feb. 24.

The new recommendation is to follow league bylaws in regard to all-league selections for individual sports, which award the honors to a certain number of top placers, depending on the sport.

If the league adopts the recommendation, then all-league selections will be awarded in cross country, golf, tennis and track and field as usual.

In team sports, the league ADs are recommending developing an alternative process to award the all-league honors this year, with teams expected to play a vastly reduced schedule.

The league will further discuss what that process might involve as those sports begin competition under the CDPH tier system.

At Wednesday’s meeting, the ADs also reaffirmed an earlier decision to not crown league champions this year.

According to the league, the shortened seasons mean most sports will not have schedules that would produce a champion, with teams possibly not having the same number of games as league opponents, or playing some teams more often than others.

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