High school sports

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo

WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

 

The WIAA announced Wednesday that if schools reopen at the conclusion of the six-week statewide shutdown ordered last week by Gov. Jay Inslee, then the state championships will go on as planned. (WIAA photo)

WIAA still hoping to hold state championships in May

But if the school shutdown extends past April 24, those championships could be in jeopardy.

 

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.

 

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