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CIF sections announce cancellation of fall sports sectional championships

California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
Posted at 10:22 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 13:23:33-05

(KERO) — The California Interscholastic Federation sections announced the cancellation of fall sports sectional championships amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CIF Central Section Commissioner Ryan Tos announced Tuesday Central Section playoffs and championship events for cross country, football, girls volleyball and water polo are canceled.

This decision opens up additional dates for schools to schedule competition as the CDPH guidance allows. The new end dates for these sports are as follows:

  • Cross Country – March 27
  • Football – April 17
  • Girls Volleyball – March 20
  • Water Polo – March 20

The start dates for swimming and diving, golf and tennis have been moved up to allow competition beginning on February 15, if permitted by the state health department. Badminton, boys volleyball and lacrosse have been moved to match the state’s season of sport.