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UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

WIAA makes revisions to four-season sports calendar

Late Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released a set of revisions to the four-season sports calendar it announced on July 21.


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

Spring football season presents opportunity, adjustments for coaches

On Tuesday, coaches across the state of Washington heard the news they’d been waiting for – since March, really.


UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

WIAA modifies 2020-21 sports calendar; football, volleyball among sports moved to spring

With much of the state still mired in “Phase 2” of Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase Safe Start Washington plan in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association …


UPDATED: Mon., July 20, 2020

High school sports face many obstacles as school year nears

The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school administrators across the country – and they are far more complicated.


UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Coaches, administrators concerned about uncertain status of fall football

On Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activates Association delayed the start of practices for fall sports until the first week of September, a holdup of more than two weeks from the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

WIAA delays start of fall sports practices until September

On Tuesday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced it was delaying the start of fall sports practices.


Q&A: New Greater Spokane League director Ken VanSickle discusses state of the league (Part 2)

In April, Greater Spokane League organizers – made up of member schools’ principals and athletic directors – split the job of GSL/District 8 director into two positions for the upcoming …


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Q&A: New Greater Spokane League director Ken VanSickle discusses state of the league (Part 1)

This was going to be a hectic year for the Greater Spokane League regardless of the public health crisis.


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Dave Nichols: Long way to go before high school sports return

The WIAA issued guidelines for the state’s high school sports to return to play this fall. It doesn’t – rather, can’t – answer the question everyone wants to know: When …


UPDATED: Mon., June 22, 2020

WIAA releases health guidelines for fall sports return to play

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Monday released its health guidelines for a return to play in high school and middle school sports.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

WIAA decides no changes to state basketball tournament for 2021

For at least one more season, the state high school basketball tournament will remain the same. That was the decision of the WIAA’s Executive Board, which met virtually Sunday from …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

WIAA approves additional ‘foundation game’ for several sports for 2020-21 school year

The WIAA approved a “foundation game,” adding a regular season contest for the sports of baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball beginning with the 2020-21 school year.


UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

Dave Nichols: WIAA proposals for state basketball tournaments leave open possibility of State B venue moving to lowest bidder

Have we already witnessed the last State B tournament in Spokane? It’s entirely possible.


UPDATED: Sat., May 9, 2020

WIAA board adopts seeding committees for state tournaments in all team sports

The WIAA executive board on Friday approved a resolution to adopt a seeding committee to determine seeds for all state tournaments for team sports.


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Spring shutdown: Coaches, administrators express sadness on cancellation of spring sports

The official announcement canceling the remainder of the spring sports seasons came as no surprise to anyone involved. That didn’t make it hurt any less.


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Season’s over: WIAA officially announces cancellation of spring sports

The official closure of classes for the remainder of the school year in Washington ends the hope high school athletes were clinging to for a return to the spring sports …


UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

WIAA planning contingencies for spring sports season and playoffs

WIAA Mick Hoffman released a video statement Thursday with the organization’s hope that meaningful games might still be played this school year.


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Positive test for coronavirus at State 2A, 1A tournament at Yakima Valley SunDome

WIAA staff were notified Tuesday a spectator in attendance at the 2A, 1A Hardwood Classic in Yakima on March 7 tested positive for COVID-19.


‘He never gave up. He inspired me’: Colfax’s JonJon Kinley to receive WIAA Jace Malek True Spirit Award

Small in stature but towering in spirit, Kinley’s cheery disposition stood out among a royal blue contingent that made the short trek to Spokane to watch the Colfax boys and …


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

WIAA says ‘no changes’ to state basketball tournament schedules

The Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA), issued a statement on Monday that the state basketball tournaments scheduled for Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima this week will go on as planned.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 23, 2020

Regional round of state matchups set; District 8 champion Central Valley boys, girls play locally

After a busy weekend of district tourney action, the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) released state basketball tournament brackets for all classifications on Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

WIAA classification adjustments mean big changes for Greater Spokane League and member schools

With the WIAA’s adjustments to classifications, the Greater Spokane League will look drastically different next year, incorporating the Great Northern League to become a 4A/3A/2A league, starting next school year.


WIAA releases classification enrollment ranges for next cycle

The state’s high school sports governing board released its classification enrollment ranges for the next four-year cycle, starting with the 2020-21 school year.


State volleyball: Defending champion Mt. Spokane advances to 3A semifinals

Roundup of Friday’s State 4A and 3A volleyball action.


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019

WIAA seeking new hosts for football state championship games

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

WIAA allows football programs to petition to play down one classification

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

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 – …


Snowy weather forces cancellation of regional wrestling tournaments, expands state bracket

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

WIAA approves dramatic changes to high school sports classifications

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) voted Monday morning in Renton to approve two proposals that will dramatically change the state’s classification system.


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 …