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Sports teams at Malheur County schools face new season schedules

The Oregon School Activities Association executive board voted Monday to revise the 2020-2021 prep sports schedules because of Covid. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – Prep sports practice could begin in February under new guidance released by the Oregon School Activities Association Monday.

The OSAA announcement comes nearly nine months after the last prep basketball game was played in Malheur County and the spring sports season was scuttled because of the Covid epidemic.

The new regulations will hinge on the progress of the Covid virus and whether the infection begins to fade to manageable levels.

In August, the OSAA designated a four-season matrix consisting of Season 1, which was essentially a waiting period where off-season training was permitted, and three sporting seasons, dubbed Season 2, Season 3 and Season 4.

The OSAA . . .