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Live chat with WIAA director today at 1 p.m.

Mike Colbrese, the executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, has taken some heat for the recent changes in the state basketball tournament format.

On Monday, Colbrese and readers will get a chance to talk about the recent changes in an online chat at spokesman.com.

If you have questions about the state tournaments or anything regarding the WIAA, be sure to check in at spokesman.com/sportschat at 1 p.m. on Monday. Use the widget to the right to sign up for a reminder. You can submit a question in advance by sending it to sports@spokesman.com. Read past the jump for more information on the tournament changes.

Finances concern at WIAA meeting

A quick pass through the WIAA Executive Board meeting in March indicates a district-wide concern about the economics of high school sports. State tourney revenue didn’t meet projections due to a decline in 2A and 3A class basketball attendance. However, the wrestling/gymnastics tournament showed an increase.

Travel pooling, league realignments, cutting schedules or middle school sports and state tournament changes were all talked about when district representatives gave their reports.

Here are some areas I highlighted:

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