Sports medicine advisory panel says remove risk-by-sport tiers

It’s too soon to tell if new guidance from the National Federation of State High School Associations’ Sports Medicine Advisory Committee will lead to the return of more sports amid the pandemic, but athletes and their parents, coaches and administrators have to be encouraged by it.

CIF extends transfer timeline

The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state's high school sports, last month announced that student-athletes have been granted more time to file a financial hardship transfer due to the pandemic.

The application period was extended from the first semester of 2020-21 to the end of the school year.

Those seeking a transfer to another high school in the state must demonstrate and verify a hardship condition due to financial difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 virus, according to the CIF.

Sports on the Side for Feb. 3

Former SF standout leaving Oregon

University of Oregon running back Cyrus Habibi-Likio, a St. Francis High graduate, announced via Twitter Jan. 23 that he plans to transfer to another college to play his final two seasons. Habibi-Likio rushed for 36 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Ducks’ short-yardage back last season.

Jump and Johnson put up points for their respective basketball teams

Logan Johnson
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Logan Johnson, shown during his playing days at St. Francis, scored a career-high 26 points for St. Mary’s College this month.

Pinewood School graduate Hannah Jump poured in 15 points off the bench for the fifth-ranked Stanford University women’s basketball team in an 82-54 rout of Utah Jan. 15. The sophomore guard also grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists for the Cardinal (12-2). Jump is shooting 40.7 percent from 3-point range, the second-best percentage on the squad.

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