WIAA pushes back start of sports season once again

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Wednesday announced its executive board late Tuesday modified its previously condensed education-based activities calendar, shortened its seasons and moved the start to Feb. 1. That is in response to rising coronavirus numbers and falls in line with Gov. Jay Inslee’s new restrictions on business and social gatherings he placed on the state on Sunday. It comes on the heels of Tuesday’s release by the WIAA saying it was shutting down all practices and activities, with the minor exception of swimming, for a period of four weeks. That period ends Dec. 18.

The WIAA’s new plan has organized athletics beginning Feb. 1, with Season 2 activities, and ending June 13, with the culmination of Season 4 activities. Season 2 activities include basketball (high), bowling (moderate), gymnastics (moderate), boys’ swimming and diving (low) and wrestling (high). (Lewiston Tribune)

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