Football, volleyball and girls soccer move to spring in WIAA sports calendar shift

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There will be football this school year, but it won’t be this fall. The WIAA Executive Board voted Tuesday to create four sports seasons for high schools across the state and move football, volleyball and girls soccer to the spring.

Board president Greg Whitmore, who is also the football coach and athletic director at Lind-Ritzville-Sprague High School, says it certainly wasn’t an easy decision, but HAD to be made…

Gary Whitmore on Changes 2020-07-22

Gary Whitmore on Changes 2020-07-22

Taking a look at the four seasons, the plan is to go ahead with cross country, slowpitch softball, golf, tennis and girls swim and dive this fall from September 7th through November 8th.

WIAA Moves Football to Spring

Season 2 won’t begin until January 4th, after the holidays. That will run January 4th through March 1st and include basketball, bowling, boys swim and dive, gymnastics, cheerleading and wrestling.

Season 3 would include football, volleyball, girls soccer, and boys 1B/2B soccer and run from March 1st through May 2nd.

Finally, the tradition spring season would be Season 4 under the WIAA’s plan running from April 26th through June 27th and include tennis, fastpitch softball, track & field, baseball, golf, boys soccer and dance & drill.

Last month, the WIAA categorized sports into low, moderate and high risk levels. WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman explains how they matched those risk levels up with the state’s Safe Start plan…

Mick Hoffman on Phasing 2020-07-22

Mick Hoffman on Phasing 2020-07-22

You can watch last night’s entire press conference on our website by clicking here.

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE Tuesday, guest hosted by Joel McHale, and discussed wearing masks…

Russell Wilson on Playing with Mask 2020-07-22

Russell Wilson on Playing with Mask 2020-07-22

Wilson and the rest of the Seahawks are expected to report for training camp next Tuesday. Watch Wilson’s entire visit with McHale below…

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Kyle Lewis Home Run 2020-07-22

Kyle Lewis Home Run 2020-07-22

Seattle plays one more instrasquad game tonight before flying to Houston tomorrow to prepare for the season-opener on Friday.