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The Mercer Island boys basketball celebrates their 61-36 victory over Interlake in the 3A KingCo championship game on Feb. 11, 2020, at Sammamish High School. File photo

WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

 

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo

New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

 

Archbishop Murphy’s Ray Pimentel is smothered by Tumwater’s Jack Prentice (43) and Mason Burbridge (24) during a Class 2A semifinal state football game at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Photo by Ian Terry/The Herald

WIAA Will Use Committees to Seed Prep Football Playoffs

Many coaches weren’t satisfied with the traditional system that used district seeds and geography.