As February became March and outdoor high school sports were beginning to return to action in fits and starts, the outlook remained glum for indoor sports. 

There was a real possibility that the squeaking of sneakers on hardwood would be a sound we wouldn’t hear again until November. But in the last three weeks, everything changed, and the end result was on display at Xavier Prep High School on Tuesday night — real live basketball

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Santa Clara County, widely known for having some of the country’s most strict COVID-19 regulations, responded immediately Friday morning to the California Department of Public Health’s updated youth sports guidelines.

“The County of Santa Clara is aligned with the state’s new guidelines for youth sports,” the county said in a one-sentence statement.

The CDPH updated its guidelines Thursday night, hours after indoor sports proponents won a legal settlement with the state of California to

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We are approaching that exciting time of the sports calendar which features sports from all over the athletic department. As winter sports start to wind down and look forward to the postseason, those in the spring are just getting started.

Here’s what you may have missed and what to look out for this week.


Last week: West Virginia teed its season off down in the Sunshine State at the Florida Gators Invitational at UF’s

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Churchill High School football players work out on the field Wednesday, the same day Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced new guidance for outdoor contact sports, opening the door for the return of tackle football.

Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that the Oregon Health Authority is revising its guidance for outdoor sports as well as its exemption for college sports.

In other words, there is now a path for high school football to return to the field, as well as other prep sports and lower division college sports.

Beginning this week, outdoor contact sports can resume with teams asked to follow the COVID-19 health and safety protocols already put in

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Athletic directors from Wesco have formulated their own schedule for a return to play for high school sports during the 2020-21 school year.

The league announced Friday its plans for a three-season, Wesco-only schedule that would break away from current plans set forth by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. The first prep sports practices for Wesco would begin Feb. 22, three weeks later than the current date for the WIAA’s plan of Feb. 1.


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