Future of high school sports to be voted on today by WIAA

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We could know a lot more about the future of high school sports in Washington later today.

The WIAA executive board is meeting this afternoon to update its season schedules. The goal is to provide student-athletes a chance to participate in every sport and activity possible based on mandatory COVID-19 guidelines.

The meeting was delayed until today for the WIAA to get a chance to review new guidelines released by the governor’s office. Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee announced a new strategy, breaking the state into eight regions for reopening rather than going county-by-county. The so-called “Healthy Washington” initiative is set to being Monday with each region starting at a Level 1 re-start phase.

If Wolford starts, Seattle is preparing for Ram QB to be mobile

It’s likely Seattle will face the Rams with backup quarterback John Wolford under center Saturday in the NFC Wild Card playoffs. Wolford led the Rams past Arizona last week in a must-win game to get into the playoffs.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner says Wolford provides Los Angeles with a different look than Jared Goff…

Bobby Wagner on Facing Wolford 2021-01-06

Bobby Wagner on Facing Wolford 2021-01-06

Coach Pete Carroll was impressed by the quarterback out of Wake Forrest, who’s previous playing time was with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football League…

Pete Carroll on Facing Wolford 2021-01-06

Pete Carroll on Facing Wolford 2021-01-06

The Rams high-powered offense has gone without a touchdown over the past two weeks. K.J. Wright says Seattle’s defense hopes to continue that trend on Saturday…

K.J. Wright on Rams Offense 2021-01-06

K.J. Wright on Rams Offense 2021-01-06

Wright is in the middle of one of his best seasons as a pro. The 10th year man is second on the team in tackles with 86-combined. Defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. says K.J. is the kind of player a coach dreams of having…

Ken Norton Jr. on K.J. Wright 2021-01-06

Ken Norton Jr. on K.J. Wright 2021-01-06

Offensively, Seattle’s production has regressed since the first half of the season. Through the first 8-games, the Seahawks offense averaged 415-yards per game, 298 of that through the air. Since then, Seattle’s passing attack is down nearly 100-yards per game.

Coach Pete Carroll says he thinks it’s more about the defenses they’ve faced rather than a problem with the offense…

Pete Carroll on Seattle Offense 2021-01-06

Pete Carroll on Seattle Offense 2021-01-06

Rams face Seahawks in NFC Wild Card Saturday at 1:40 p.m.

The Seahawks and Rams will kickoff at 1:40 Saturday in Seattle in the NFC Wild Card playoffs. You can watch the game live on FOX.

Hockey Night kicks off sports schedule on NCWLIFE Channel

Here’s what we have coming up this on the NCWLIFE Channel as far as sports on TV…

NCWLIFE Sports Schedule

Hockey Night tomorrow night features the Wenatchee Wild and Merritt Centennials from last September in the Town Toyota Center. The puck drops at 7 o’clock.

It’s hard to believe, but the last high school sports we had in Washington was last March in the State 1A basketball tournament. Friday, we’ll re-air the NFHS broadcast of the Cashmere girls in the semifinals against La Salle. Watch that Friday at 7.

Then on Saturday, we’re back to the SunDome in Yakima for the Cashmere boy’s trophy game against River View at 2 o’clock. That’s followed by the Cashmere girls against Lynden Christian for the State Title at 7.