Pendleton students, parents and community,
It has been a long time since we’ve seen any Buckaroos suit up and play any official athletic competitions, however we are as close as we’ve been since last spring. As of the posting of this letter, we have clearance to start soccer and cross-country practices and competitions. Football and volleyball are working through other requirements in order to compete. Here is a quick rundown of where each fall sport is at:
Boys and Girls Soccer– Both soccer programs have been working out a few days a week and will commence with official practice starting Feb. 22. Our girls open the season at Hermiston on March 2 and the boys open March 4 at home against La Grande.
Boys and Girls Cross Country- The Cross Country program has been working out a few days a week and will commence with official practice starting Feb. 22. They will open the season on March 3 at home against Hood River.
Volleyball- The volleyball program is currently under the guidance of the OHA Indoor Recreation and Fitness establishments. According to the guidance, we are prohibited from having any official workouts, practices or games until Umatilla County falls out of the extreme category. We are allowed to have small groups of athletes in the gym for 45 minutes at a time until we are clear. We will be monitoring the situation week to week in hopes that our girls can play.
Football- Football was given the clearance to start practicing and holding contests late last week, but with many qualifiers attached to the guidance. We should be able to get the kids in helmets this week and are on track for our first contest March 5 at Parkrose.
We are very excited to get our athletes back competing again. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at 541-966-3805. Thank you and Go Buckaroos!.
Pendleton High School
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal