Wildcats News · Feb 19: SPORT BY SPORT UPDATES


As of February 19, and based on the Sport Risk Profiles from California Dept. of Public Health, the following is info relevant to each of MHS’s sports programs and their potential seasons. (The Risk Profiles categorize the various high school sports within the colored-tier system for COVID transmission risk. The Profiles apply only to competition, not training/practice.)

SEASON 1 (“Fall”)   All State and Sectional playoffs have been canceled to buy time for league schedules to occur. However, all previously published league schedules have already been encroached upon. As well, currently Cross Country is the ONLY sport allowed to compete. All Orange Tier sports will be re-evaluated by the Rio Hondo League at its Feb 23 league meeting.

CROSS COUNTRY (purple tier) – The first Rio Hondo League meet will occur Week of Feb 22. Site will be Hahamonga Watershed Park in Pasadena. Monrovia runs Thursday Feb 25 at 4 pm. Team is currently running workouts: Coach Nolan Shaheed, nolanshaheed@hotmail.com .

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL (orange tier) – If LA County reaches the yellow tier in time, the RHL will try for an abbreviated league schedule. This is unlikely, in the time left for this sport. End date for any possible indoor games would be March 19. (Due to the onset of Boys’ Volleyball and B & G Basketball) Outdoor games may be possible. Team is currently running workouts: Coach John Van Deventer, johnpaz@ca.rr.com

BOYS & GIRLS WATER POLO (orange tier) – Water Polo may occur if COVID ACR in LA County reaches 14/100,000, the RHL may try for abbreviated league schedule. End date for any possible games would be March 12. (Due to the onset of Swim season)

FOOTBALL: (orange tier) If COVID ACR in LA County reaches 14/100,000, contact football will be allowed to begin. Time remaining in the season will determine how many games are possible. There is some question how many schools can push Football schedule to latest possible date. (April 16) (Due to onset of Soccer and Track schedules.) Team is currently running workouts: Coach Christian Williams, coachcw3mhs@gmail.com .

SEASON 2 (“Spring”)   Some Spring sports have start dates coming up soon – if they are not yet allowed to compete by those dates, it does not necessarily mean their seasons are cancelled, but rather may be shortened. For example, if Soccer is not allowed to compete until the beginning of April, then schedule will be re-done and adjusted for the time remaining in the season.

BASEBALL: (red tier) – LA County must reach a COVID ACR of 14/100,000 or less, for competition to begin. Season dates for Baseball are March 19 – May 29, followed by playoffs. Team is currently running workouts: Coach Brad Blackmore, bblackmore@monroviaschools.net .

SOFTBALL: (red tier) – LA County must reach a COVID ACR of 14/100,000 or less, for competition to begin. Season dates for Softball are March 19 – May 29, followed by playoffs. Team is currently running workouts: Coach Marcel Mayorga, mmayorga@monroviaschools.net.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL (orange tier) – LA County must reach yellow tier for competition to begin. Season dates for BVB are March 13 – May 13, followed by playoffs. Team is currently running workouts: Coach Marvin Fong, fongml90057@yahoo.com .

BOYS’ BASKETBALL (yellow tier) – LA County must reach yellow tier for competition to begin. Season dates for Basketball are March 12 – May 21, followed by playoffs. Team is currently running workouts: Coach Samuel “Sheeck” Morris, smorris@monroviaschools.net .

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL (yellow tier) – LA County must reach yellow tier for competition to begin. Season dates for Basketball are March 12 – May 21, followed by playoffs. Team is currently running virtual workouts: Coach Gamal Smalley, gamalsmalley@hotmail.com .

BOYS’ SOCCER (orange tier) – LA County must reach a COVID ACR of 14/100,000 or less, for competition to begin. Season dates for Soccer are Feb 27 – May 6, followed by playoffs. Team is currently running workouts: Coach Andrew Barajas, andrewbarajas45@gmail.com .

GIRLS’ SOCCER (orange tier) – LA County must reach a COVID ACR of 14/100,000 or less, for competition to begin. Season dates for Soccer are Feb 27 – May 6, followed by playoffs. Team is currently waiting to re-start workouts: Coach Carlos Cuellar, ccuellar@monroviaschools.net .

BOYS’ TENNIS (purple tier) – Tennis is in the purple tier and thus will be allowed to compete. Boys’ season dates are Feb 22 – May 7. Team is not currently active, but intent is to start before long. Stay tuned for start dates .

GIRLS’ TENNIS (purple tier) – Tennis is in the purple tier and thus will be allowed to compete. Boys’ season dates are Feb 22 – May 7. Team is not currently active, but intent is to start before long. Stay tuned for start dates .

SWIMMING (purple tier) – Swim is in the purple tier and thus will be allowed to compete. Season dates are March 13 – May 21. Team is not currently active – stay tuned for start dates. Coach Julie Burns, jburns.marketing@yahoo.com .

TRACK & FIELD (purple tier) – Track is in the purple tier and thus will be allowed to compete. Season dates are March 20 – May 28. Team is currently running workouts: Coach Michael Knowles, mlk2190@aol.com .

GOLF (purple tier) – Golf is in the purple tier and thus will be allowed to compete. Season dates are March 20 – May 28. Coach is currently welcoming interested players – practices to begin soon. Coach Reid Davis, rdavis@monroviaschools.net .

WRESTLING (yellow tier) – LA County must reach yellow tier for competition to begin. Season dates for Wrestling are March 5 – May 11, followed by RHL and Sectional Championships. Team is not currently active in-person. Coach Daniel Hernandez, bacuno1981@live.com .

COMPETITIVE SPORT CHEER (yelow tier) – LA County must reach yellow tier for competition to begin. Season dates for Competitive Cheer are March 27 – June 5 – no playoffs yet for this sport. Team is set to reactivate Feb 22: Coach Jessie Moorehead, monroviacheerleading@gmail.com .