The Alameda Sun shone bright in sunny Arizona where Lawrence Sasaki and friends had fun at spring training in Tempe, Ariz., back when everyone thought the season would proceed on a normal schedule. This is a picture of the group at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., the spring training home of the Oakland Athletics. Front row: Clarence Chu, Warren Chu, Lawrence Sasaki, Charlene Maney Spinola and Allan Chin; Back row: Chris Bojorquez, Dave Beesley, Ada Clark, Antonio Allen, Jennifer Duley, Clifford Spinola and Ed Lane.

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) chose not to decide on the future of the California high-school spring sports season at its annual spring meeting on March 17. This postponement impacts all California schools under CIF jurisdiction, including all three Alameda high schools. 

The CIF felt it was too early in the process to cancel the entire season at the meeting.

“While the time may come when we have to cancel post-season events, today is not that day,” wrote CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti. 

Alameda high school baseball and softball teams played several games before the season was put on hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The California Interscholastic Federation postponed all spring season sporting events on March 12.

High school track season canceled mid-stride to prevent spread of disease

The COVID-19 virus has forced the high school spring sports season to go on an indefinite hiatus. Before the mandate was announced the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) track & field team competed in the Dan Gabor Invitational on Saturday, March 7, at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton.

Before the high school winter postseason was canceled, the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team played its final game of the season in the NorCal Open Division title game. The Pilots wound up on the losing end, 69-53, to their nemesis Archbishop Mitty of San Jose on March 10 at Miramonte High in Orinda.