Judge Hands a Victory to High School Sports in San Diego


A victory for high school sports in San Diego County regarding restrictions by the county and the state of California.

In a late afternoon ruling Friday, a San Diego Superior Court judge blocked county officials from preventing high schools and youth sports teams from participating in sports that are operating under the same or similar COVID protocols being enforced by professional and college teams.

The judge's ruling steps from a lawsuit by two local high school athletes who sued California and San Diego County, to get the government to allow high school sports competitions.

The suit was filed on behalf of Nicholas Gardinera from Scripps Ranch High School in the San Diego Unified School District and Cameron Woolsey from Mission Hills High School in the San Marcos Unified School District. His father, Marlon Gardinera, is a football coach at Scripps Ranch High. The case can be appealed by the state and county.

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