Kamiak’s Ben Farrara and Jackson’s Jack Barclay grab each others facemasks during a game on Nov. 1, 2019 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kamiak’s Ben Farrara and Jackson’s Jack Barclay grab each others facemasks during a game on Nov. 1, 2019 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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Snohomish County prep sports league leaders signal return

The league is set to make an official decision at a meeting Wednesday.

Many student-athletes across Snohomish County moved one step closer to returning to play Monday after athletic directors from Wesco tentatively approved the Feb. 22 start date for the league’s fall sports season at a meeting Monday.

Still, nothing is official yet.

Athletic directors will meet again Wednesday for a final vote on approval.

“This allows AD’s to have one more conversation with local school district Superintendents to make sure all of the relative information is available and has been provided,” the league said in a release.

The tentatively approved schedule calls for traditional fall sports — football, girls soccer, volleyball, girls swim and dive, boys tennis and cross country — to begin practices for a six-week season Feb. 22. Competitions are set to begin as early as March 1. The season ends April 3.

Athletics directors will discuss scheduling, a Wesco COVID-19 safety plan and the logistical factors of returning to play at their Wednesday meeting.

The release said the league will focus on scheduling competitive games and limiting travel.

Wesco athletic directors are scheduled to meet March 8 to make a decision on a March 29 start date for traditional spring sports. They’ll meet again April 12 to discuss a May 3 start for traditional winter sports.

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