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WIAA committee looking at major change to basketball tournaments

A WIAA committee is preparing to propose a major change to the state basketball tournament format and seeding criteria.


Greg Lee: No penalty too harsh for Bellevue High School

How much more evidence is needed? There’s no reserving judgment here. What many around the state had long suspected to have been occurring in the Bellevue High football program was …


Bellevue High stained by football scandal

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the Seattle Times article of Aug. 23 detailing alleged improper practices within the Bellevue High football program: Bellevue High School has established …


NC season ends after going 1-2 at state

LACEY, Wash. – The North Central softball team’s season ended where the Indians hoped it would, if perhaps not when. The Indians (13-13) won six of their last eight games …


4A soccer: Jeremy Ratcliff’s hunch pays off as LC advances on penalties

Months ago, the Lewis and Clark soccer players had a hunch that this could be a special season. On Thursday night at Joe Albi Stadium, LC goalkeeper Jeremy Ratcliff had …


Central Valley shakes off chilly weather, routs Snohomish in state first round

In weather so cold even the winners sprinted to the bus, Central Valley forward Kelsey Turnbow opted to chill for a moment Tuesday afternoon and talk about mental toughness. “We …


Greg Lee: Idaho’s correct to stay away from shot clock

In many things – whether it’s prep sports or various avenues in life – I’ve often thought that Idaho was behind the times. I’m convinced that the Gem State has …


Colville’s Vining mixes hunting, football

COLVILLE – The scruffy beard adorning Colville’s Colton Vining makes him look like a teenage version of the 1970s TV character Grizzly Adams. But watching the 5-foot-7, 175-pound senior stiff-arm …


From athlete to official, Sale made his mark

Some people say Clyde “Chic” Sale was a quiet man who liked to let his officiating speak for itself. His family defines him in a different way.


Lee: State hoops should change back

So they’ve been “state” basketball games all along. And here I was getting used to just calling them regional games.


St. Michael’s withdraws from competitive sports

This winter marks the first time in 19 years that tiny St. Michael’s Academy isn’t fielding a sports team in a local Class B league. The principal of the school …


WIAA re-classification throws GSL out of balance

The 2A Great Northern League is shrinking by two schools and the 1A Northeast A will have a net gain of one with eight schools when the next 4-year classification …


It’s time for WIAA to count students

We’ve reached the end of the current 4-year classification cycle in Washington. That means enrollment numbers submitted last spring and this fall will determine the state’s six classes for the …


Concussions: WIAA offers sport-specific training for prep coaches

When it comes to concussions and young athletes, Washington state law doesn’t mess around. If you’re under 18 and you’re suspected of having sustained a concussion, you’re coming out of …


Hard work has Shadle on verge of postseason

The Shadle Park soccer players set a rather ambiguous goal this spring. It had less to do with wins than what goes into them: hard work. “They wanted to shock …


U-Hi volleyball team barred from regional

The University volleyball team will not be participating in the final day of the 3A Regional tournament today, the WIAA board ruled Thursday. The WIAA ruled that U-Hi played all …


Lee: Committee considers class changes

Some consider the classification system in Washington broken. I contend there’s at least one too many classifications, but that’s not an argument that will gain any traction in these parts …


Pay-to-play policy investigated

At a board meeting in August, Central Valley school board chair Debra Long questioned whether the district should continue to charge students participation fees for all of its Washington Interscholastic …


GU’s Graves named assistant to USA team

Women’s basketball: Gonzaga University women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves (pictured) will be an assistant coach for the 2012 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team. University of Miami head coach …


There are lessons to be learned in staging state tournaments

In the last week, a year’s worth of public stewing came to a boil as half the usual 16-team state basketball fields were eliminated with a couple rounds in high …


Lee: New state format has arrived, like it or not

Perhaps we’re creatures of habit and therefore we don’t like change. Ready or not, change happens this weekend when Washington’s new boys and girls basketball state tournament format debuts, culminating …


John Blanchette: Playing at state never a birthright

To all of the bellyachers in a dither about the shrinking of Washington’s high school basketball tournaments from 16 teams to eight: stop it. Really. Just stop.


WIAA reworks state tourneys

There are more questions than answers, but the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association executive board voted on Friday to restructure the state high school basketball tournaments, beginning next season. The move …


GSL to have six 4A, four 3A

The lines of demarcation have been formed, the classifications determined by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 sports season, and Rogers just missed a cut. Rogers’ …