Mar 122020

Coronavirus & South Bay high school sports: Updates on what the schools, events are doing

The first big athletic cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic in the South Bay is this weekend’s Redondo Nike Track Festival.

Redondo athletic director Andy Saltsman confirmed that the two-day event, which takes place at both Redondo and West Torrance High, had been postponed until further notice.

For the most part, spring sports are continuing. Saltsman called it a “case-by-case basis at this point.”

The boys volleyball team was scheduled to head to Santa Barbara Friday for a tournament, but will not do so now.

Business as usual for PV, Peninsula

At least for now, it is business as usual for athletic teams at Palos Verdes and Peninsula.

PV Athletic Director Brian Shapiro said both “are currently proceeding as normal, but will publicize any announcements.”

Schedule change on tap?

Mira Costa boys volleyball team is scheduled to travel to the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions April 17-18. Coach Avery Drost said if the coronavirus concerns forces the team to cancel that trip, the Mustangs will enter into the Redondo Varsity Classic, April 24-25.

Vistamar closes

Vistamar athletic director Sydney Donahue confirmed that school closed Wednesday night and will remain closed for at least two weeks.

Limited spectators for City Section, other restrictions

L.A. Unified School District announced Wednesday that athletic events will continue, but spectators will not be allowed to attend.

Earlier LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner banned city section teams from any out-of-state travel, hampering the numerous baseball teams that head to Las Vegas for Spring Break tournaments.

via Daily Breeze

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