Principals at Davis County junior high schools have recommended cutting athletic programs from the schools, but there "is no question" that the competions will continue next year, a district official said.

Eleven of 12 principals signed a list of recommendations presented at a meeting of the Davis School District's athletic board of managers Friday afternoon. The proposals included a recommendation that competitive athletics be cut from next year's school agenda and replaced in the 1992-93 school year by an intramurals program that would be funded by money currently spent on salaries for coaching staff and sports programs.But Jim Hill, the district's athletic director and supervisor of physical education, said sports competitions are being scheduled and will be held next year. "There is no question about that," he said.

The principals' proposal was one of a number of items under discussion at the meeting, Hill said, adding that a committee of parents, coaches and administrators will review any recommended program cuts before they are forwarded to the district board for consideration.