An updated Trinity High School sports schedule was approved by Shasta Cascade League Friday, according to THS athletic director Bob Jeangerard. This proposed schedule wil be presented today, Sept. 16, at the CIF Board of Directors meeting.
The plan is to play all sports spread out into three seasons. The CIF created several different schedules for schools to choose from. The schedules and dates chosen will allow the schools in mountain communities (like Trinity) to play football later in the year. Most schools were not going to be able to play football in the winter season.
Basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, softball and baseball will all have condensed seasons to be able to offer three seasons and all the usual sports. Playoffs in those sports will continue in some form even with the reduction in schools participating. For all other sports (cross country, competitive cheer, wrestling, track, swim and golf) the seasons will be played with all CIF schools and the regular post-season championship format for divisions and sections will remain the same.
► Cross country regular season, Dec. 28-March 16, then divisions/sections/state
► Basketball regular season, Jan. 4-Feb. 19, with playoffs and sections after
► Competitive/basketball cheer season starts Dec. 28
► Volleyball regular season, March 1-April 23, then league playoffs/sections
► Soccer regular season, March 1-April 23, then league playoffs
► Football 11-man regular season, March 5-April 23, then playoffs/sections
► Football cheer regular season, March 5-April 23, then playoffs/sections
► Track regular season, March 29-May 22, then divisions/sections/state
► Swimming regular season, March 29-May 21, then divisions/sections/state
► Golf regular season, March 29-May 28, then divisions/sections/state
► Softball regular season, May 7-June 11, then league playoffs/sections
► Baseball regular season, May 7-June 11, then league playoffs/sections
Playoff dates will take graduations into consideration.
Athletes who choose to play dual sports during the same season will be asked to select one of the sports as a primary sport as THS have done in the past. Athletes are allowed to practice and compete in contests up to a total of 18 hours per week. Games count as three hours.
All of these plans are contingent on the California State Health Department updating its current sports guidelines and Trinity County signing off on the sports plan.