SPHS athletics return with hope of future competition

Story by Zoe Schlaak
Sports Associate Editor

Photo by Sophie Young
Staff Photographer

SPHS athletics returned to training on Tuesday, Feb. 2, for season one and two sports. Season one sports now have the possibility for league-wide competition, though this has not yet been confirmed.

All in-person practice will follow previous regulations. Training continues to be organized in pods that remain socially distant. Before training, athletes must complete a temperature screening and a check-in to ensure they are symptom-free and following protocol. Additionally, different sports have different scheduled days of the week and times for practice to avoid contamination and contact. 

Season one sports include: cross country, football, girls and boys volleyball, and girls and boys water polo. Season two sports consist of: badminton, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, swim, tennis, track and field and wrestling. 

For season one sports, California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) cancelled all sectional, regional, and state playoffs but the Rio Hondo League tentatively created a schedule that would allow for league play during the cancelled playoffs. 

Due to possible overlapping seasons and SPHS sports facilities, Rio Hondo League will evaluate the possibility for season one playoffs by their next league meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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