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March 1, 2021 — The field hockey season opens in Los Angeles — for only two days

Remember this?

Well, late last week, a judge in Vista, Calif. ruled that youth sports, including high-school sports, could resume in the CIF San Diego Section “as long as the(y) follow the same or similar COVID-19 protocols imposed for competition in professional and/or collegiate sports,” according to text of the order.

This puts San Diego County on par with field hockey and lacrosse teams in most of the Bay Area and in greater Los Angeles, some of whom are already having varsity matches.

This brings up a Kafka-esque situation for Los Angeles County. Last Friday, for example, Huntington Beach (Calif.) took on Newport Beach (Calif.) in the season-opener for both teams. However, the reopening of the sports calendar in California does not allow the CIF Southern Section to extend the field hockey season, which was scheduled to be on Saturday.

A two-day season? Something is definitely wrong with this picture.