Stories tagged: WIAA
UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board voted Sunday not to renew its contract with the Tacoma Dome as the host site for the Football State Championships, citing fan experience …
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 9:28 p.m.
The WIAA Representative Assembly voted to pass eight amendments for the 2019-20 school year. One in particular will grab the attention of high school football fans in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 2:18 p.m.
John Blanchette: Odessa’s Ryan Moffet serves up State B’s first must-see moment with 48-point outburst
But just as college basketball has managed to go on without Zion, the B tournament doesn’t stop just because Brock Ravet of Kittitas hasn’t laced up his shoes yet – …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:53 a.m.
With snow in the forecast this weekend, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association decided to cancel regional wrestling tournaments scheduled across the state Saturday.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) voted Monday morning in Renton to approve two proposals that will dramatically change the state’s classification system.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Proposed changes to WIAA school classification rules could have significant effect on Great Northern League, too
The Great Northern League is staring change right in the face. The Class 2A league is small, but mighty. Five teams battle it out in every sport, and the teams …
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 6 a.m.
The WIAA will meet on Jan. 28 to vote on amendments to its operating charter. The outcome of those votes could have wide-ranging and potentially dramatic impact on high school …
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
On Wednesday, the WIAA announced its football playoff seeding committee members and if you have a child playing football in Eastern Washington or the Tri-Cities area, you aren’t being well …
Fri., June 15, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
I’ve seen quite a bit in three decades as a sportswriter, but prep golf has supplied some of the more surreal moments.
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) executive board voted on several changes to take place for next season’s high school sports seasons.
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Roundup of Friday’s prep state softball action from across the state.
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 11:22 p.m.
Kelsey Gumm went 5 for 6 with a pair of two-run home runs and Central Valley routed Auburn Riverside 20-4 in a state 4A quarterfinal at Merkel Sports Complex on …
Thu., May 24, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
Mayyi Mahama couldn’t look. She had little reason to be nervous, but she still couldn’t fight off the emotional jitters.
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:33 p.m.
Roundup of Thursday’s prep small school state track and field championships at Eastern Washington.
Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
There are 410 high schools in the state and, together, they are the governing body that empowers and informs the WIAA.
Sat., March 3, 2018, 11:19 p.m.
Garfield outscored Rainier Beach 13-4 in overtime to win the 3A boys state championship on Saturday night, defeating the Vikings 72-63 at the Tacoma Dome. The game was tight throughout …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3 p.m.
I have to give credit to the WIAA, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for finding a solution to a problem no one else wanted to deal with. But then again, …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Mike Colbrese, who has been the executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for 25 years, announced this week he’ll be retiring at the end of the 2018-19 school …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
By most accounts, the WIAA got it right when it adopted an RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) to seed the state basketball tournaments this year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
The State 1B brackets, above all other state tournament groupings, has the most local flavor in terms of sheer numbers. There are five area girls teams in the tourney at …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
The merits of the new state basketball format and seeding system for Washington high schools have been grilled since the WIAA announced the changes in late September.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Changes for high school sports could get more oversight, and more delays, under a proposal considered by a Senate committee.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
I couldn’t express my thoughts about the WIAA’s RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) format in a regular news story.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
To Greg Whitmore, the unveiling of the WIAA’s first RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) boys and girls basketball rankings Friday was like opening a late Christmas present.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Sean Mallon has made his presence known in a big way at his alma mater.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
It’s expected by Friday that the WIAA will release its first RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) rankings for boys and girls basketball under changes implemented for the 2016-17 season.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 10:52 p.m.
Four more boys and girls basketball teams will advance to state tournament sites in Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima beginning this winter.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
After a dormant first day at the final four of the State 4A soccer tournament, the Central Valley Bears offense roared to life during Saturday’s consolation game victory over Snohomish.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
The Central Valley Bears had to have known at some point their fortunes against the Wenatchee Panthers would change for the worse. They just wish the stakes hadn’t been so …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
The WIAA has created the Jace Malek True Spirit Award in honor of the West Valley football player and wrestler who died of cancer in February.