By Ray Hamill — COVID protocols continue to adversely affect the local high school basketball season, with several games postponed this week, including a couple of big matchups that had been scheduled for Thursday night.
The boys teams appear to be more heavily affected, with more than half of this week’s H-DNL games pushed back to a later date.
Thursday’s scheduled clash between the Eureka and McKinleyville boys has been postponed until Saturday, Jan. 22, becoming the second game for both teams to be called this week alone.
Fresh off their big win over St. Bernard’s last week, the Hoopa Warriors also have been forced to postpone Thursday’s Little 4 game at South Fork .
No word yet on any make-up date for that game.
The good news is that the highly-anticipated boys game at Arcata High between the Tigers and Del Norte is going ahead on Thursday night in a showdown that could go a long way towards deciding this year’s league title.
Thursday’s scheduled Little 4 game between St. Bernard’s and Ferndale at Ferndale is also still on.
Two scheduled girls games are still going ahead on Wednesday night, with Arcata playing at Eureka and Del Norte traveling to Fortuna.
Friday night’s Eureka and McKinleyville girls game, however, has been postponed, with a make-up day yet to be finalized.
All four local college teams will return to action on Thursday night after seeing multiple games postponed last week.
The College of the Redwoods men’s and women’s teams will play at Butte, while both Humboldt State teams will host Cal State San Bernardino at Lumberjack Arena.