The Vallejo High girls basketball season was tumultuous last year as the program went through two head coaches.
For players like Bryele Wallace, this upcoming sports year could be even crazier … but in a different way.
When fall sports were postponed by the California Interscholastic Federation due to the coronavirus pandemic, most activities were delayed until the 2021 calendar year. That included basketball, which normally starts in November but official practice won’t begin until March 15.
The problem? Track and field begins at roughly the same time.
Last March the CIF postponed spring sports and then ultimately canceled them in April so the track team was only able to complete three meets.
“That hurt so bad,” Wallace said. “We didn’t have track and we couldn’t even play AAU (for basketball),” she said.
Redhawks head track coach Mike Wilson admitted that playing basketball and competing in track will be difficult for many athletes….