As players and coaches enter the month of July, the status of the 2020-2021 high school fall sports season still remains uncertain. However, Oakdale High School fall sports programs are preparing for whatever comes next. Although the Stanislaus County Health Department has indicated that it is still too soon to allow any sports activities, Mustangs athletic director Dave Bacigalupi issued this statement: “We are doing what our County dictates. At this time we are only allowing our sport teams to use outside facilities for conditioning and skills work. No balls and no equipment. No more than 25 kids per coach and trying to keep our distances. No indoor team activities.”
If there has been anything learned from the first six months of 2020, it is that anything can happen and that athletes, coaches and fans are all on the same ‘wait and see’ basis with sports and day-to-day life.
This fall Oakdale High School sports are scheduled to include girls golf, girls tennis, volleyball, cross country, boys and girls water polo and football. A few local colleges have canceled their upcoming fall sports seasons altogether including Merced and Columbia. The school year is currently scheduled to begin with classes resuming in early August.Look for additional updates in future issues of The Leader as they become available