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WJCC Schools, York County School Division on track for fall sports season

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Warhill High School is just one of several schools in the Historic Triangle participating in the fall sports season. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of WJCC Schools)
Warhill High School is just one of several schools in the Historic Triangle participating in the fall sports season. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of WJCC Schools)

Some public schools in the Historic Triangle are gearing up for the fall sports season.

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and the York County School Division are allowing students to compete in fall sports during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

WJCC Schools announced on Monday the school division is allowing high school athletes to compete in varsity sports.

“The first game of the season will be a football game on February 26,” according to the WJCC Schools’ news release. “This is the week after some high school students return to school for in-person, hybrid learning.”

However, this does not apply to junior varsity or middle school fall sports.

“We are eager for all student-athletes to have the chance to play,” said Olwen Herron, WJCC Schools superintendent, in

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NMAA Board of Directors votes unanimously to start latest sports calendar on Feb. 22

FARMINGTON — After Monday’s lengthy discussion weighing multiple factors in starting up sports, the New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to allow the latest sports calendar to get underway on Feb. 22.



a group of men playing a game of football: Aztec's Marcquis Henry fires a pass down the middle against Bernalillo during a 4A state football playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium in Aztec. The NMAA Board of Directors voted unanimously to allow the latest sports calendar to begin on Feb. 22, starting with football, cross country and volleyball.


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Aztec’s Marcquis Henry fires a pass down the middle against Bernalillo during a 4A state football playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium in Aztec. The NMAA Board of Directors voted unanimously to allow the latest sports calendar to begin on Feb. 22, starting with football, cross country and volleyball.

Football, cross country and volleyball would begin practicing on Feb. 22, while soccer would start on March 1.

The revised calendar was approved with the understanding that the NMAA and schools would have to be flexible with the schedule as the season progresses.

NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez said the soccer season

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Cross-country becomes first county sport to hold practice

SALINAS — Nearly a year after the pandemic shut down all sports in  California and Monterey County, cross-country has become the first sport in the region to return to practice.



a group of people playing a game of frisbee: Cross-country has become the first high school sport in the region to return to practice. (Monterey Herald file)


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Cross-country has become the first high school sport in the region to return to practice. (Monterey Herald file)

Palma began practicing Monday with close to 15 runners signed up, while Carmel will have its first official cross country practice Wednesday. Monterey is also slated to announce the start of practice this week.

In addition, King City, which has finished in the top five in the state in Division IV the past two years in boys cross-country, will start practice on Feb. 22.

“We’re trying to get kids out and doing stuff,” Palma athletic director Rob Bishop said. “Cross-country is a sport that can happen in our color tier. Let’s get them going.”

Based on the

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IHSA sports lineup doesn’t include bowling in Peoria area

PEORIA — While high school bowling is thriving in various parts of Illinois, the Tri-County area has been a virtual high school bowling desert for years.

According to IHSA archives, there have only been a handful of teams from Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties that have competed in the sport.

Bowling recently has been deemed a low-risk and safe sport by the IHSA, so student-athletes can start practicing and competing this season immediately. But there doesn’t seem to be the required interest to get the ball rolling, so to speak, in Peoria.

Interest for high school bowling in Peoria?

“What it would take is just some intense interest,” Peoria High athletic director Brien Dunphy said. “In the past we’ve had a club, so some kids have been able to participate. That’s kind of drifted away as interest has waned.

“There’s not a lot of expense — bowling fees, some

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