California's largest section announced Monday it will hold spring sports playoffs. Now will the other nine sections follow?
The Southern Section, which boasts nearly 600 schools, said it will hold playoffs in baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, team tennis, boys volleyball and dual meet wrestling. It's also working with health officials to conduct individual championships in golf, swimming, tennis, along with track and field.
There is no plans to add playoffs for football, which concludes its six-week season on Saturday. The North Coast Section, one of the other nine in the state, voted last month not to hold playoffs in the spring. That would allow all teams to hold longer regular seasons and more games.
Southern Section commission Rob Wigod made the announcement Monday morning, citing changing California Department of Public Heath guidelines for youth sports.
"As I have stated many, many times over the last year or so, the only constant thing we have had in this ever-changing environment is that things continue to change," Wigod wrote. "Today is no exception, and as we navigate through these latest developments, I am committed to making sure you are informed.
"One of our most important goals was to provide full regular seasons and section championships for those who had lost those opportunities last year. ... We are not done yet in completing this task, but it is a credit to all of you who have remained steadfast in your ongoing efforts to make it all happen."