The six-week season will begin March 5 after having been delayed by the COVID pandemic. The 17 Southern Nevada schools that will compete have four to six games scheduled.
The Clark County School District announced Wednesday that spring sports will be played, but the fall sports season remains canceled for interscholastic competition.
Coronado High star guard Jaden Hardy was named a McDonald’s All-American on Tuesday. He averaged 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists in the 2019-20 season.
CCSD athletes and their parents are keeping the pressure on superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara to let them play in advance of Thursday’s school board meeting.
The NIAA has put the onus on its school districts to determine if they will allow sports to be played. Of the state’s 17 districts, only the CCSD has opted out.
Bishop Gorman and Faith Lutheran have scheduled out-of-state teams for some of their nonleague games in the past, but that might change this year because of the COVID pandemic.
Coaches whose teams can play football this spring are happy for their players while lamenting that Clark County School District schools can’t play.
The decision on whether to play all sports in the fall season is in the hands of school districts. The CCSD is the only one of 17 districts that has opted out of the fall season.
Rallies were held at several Clark County School District schools as students and parents voiced support for bringing back high school sports.
It’s been nearly 11 months since Nevada shut down high school sports because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All neighboring Western states have done so as well, to varying degrees.