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WIAA updates sports calendar again; moves basketball, wrestling to ‘Season 3’

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

Central Valley girls basketball will have to wait a little bit longer to defend its 2020 State 4A title, as WIAA pushes basketball back to ‘Season 3.’  (Patrick Hagerty/For The Spokesman-Review)
Central Valley girls basketball will have to wait a little bit longer to defend its 2020 State 4A title, as WIAA pushes basketball back to ‘Season 3.’ (Patrick Hagerty/For The Spokesman-Review)
Staff and wire reports

From staff and wire reports

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board voted on Tuesday to approve the schedules for WIAA Seasons 2 and 3, setting dates for traditional winter and spring sports.

Traditional spring sports will be held in WIAA Season 2, which will begin with practices on March 15 and end on May 1. Traditional winter sports will be moved to WIAA Season 3, which will begin on April 26 and end on June 12.

The decision comes after the executive board voted at its Jan. 6 meeting to begin traditional fall sports on Feb. 1.

While the executive board has outlined the framework for a uniform season schedule, it has granted each WIAA league or district the ability to reschedule seasons to best fit their local communities.

Last week, the Greater Spokane League announced a staggered start for fall sports in conjunction with the WIAA’s Feb. 1 date.

“Based on the risk levels assigned to traditional winter activities compared to traditional spring activities, the executive board made the decision that those spring activities will have the opportunity to play much earlier than winter activities,” WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman said. “The board will continue to monitor the status of activities over the coming months to ensure that those traditional spring sports receive a chance to participate.”

A full season calendar, as well as a summary of current guidelines issued by the Washington Department of Health, can be found on the WIAA’s COVID-19 page at WIAA.com/COVID.

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