Banks, CORONAVIRUS, Sports

School sports: Soccer, cross country approved, volleyball a maybe, football still an unknown

Sports fields in Banks on August 5, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Executive Board met Monday, February 8 to discuss the fate of a number of sports, approving soccer and cross-country for a Feb. 22 start with games to start in March, and punting more discussions on football and other sports to a Feb. 17 meeting. 

Schools located in counties in the “High Risk” or lower COVID-19 category can also play indoor volleyball, opening the possibility that Banks’ volleyball team could play as well, if Washington County is moved down from the “Extreme Risk” level. An announcement regarding the status of Washington and other large counties is expected Tuesday. Also expected is updated guidance from the governor regarding contact sports. 

“We expect a change to the contact sport guidance by the Oregon . . .

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