Sports

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.

 

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

 

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.

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
The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo

WIAA modifies prep sports calendar; football moved to spring

Washington’s high school athletics governing body announced its revised plans for the upcoming school year Tuesday evening (July 21), and football is moving to the… Continue reading

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo
WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports
Northwest University’s Ford signs with Seattle Mountaineers

Northwest University’s Ford signs with Seattle Mountaineers

The 6-foot-6-inch forward ended his senior season as the No. 1 rebounder in the nation with 12.03 rebounds per game.

  • Apr 13, 2020
Northwest University’s Ford signs with Seattle Mountaineers
Northwest’s volleyball team stays connected during trying times

Northwest’s volleyball team stays connected during trying times

The squad has been using Zoom to hold weekly meetings during which they check in and pray for each other if needed.

  • Apr 9, 2020
Northwest’s volleyball team stays connected during trying times
No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

Due to the school closure extension, the cancellation includes all practices, competitions, tournaments and championships, WIAA says.

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities
There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association making contingency plans for high school sports competitions after extension of stay home order.

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces
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.

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)
Athletic practices and competitions cancelled through April 24 due to coronavirus outbreak

Athletic practices and competitions cancelled through April 24 due to coronavirus outbreak

By Andy Nystrom and Benjamin Olson Gov. Jay Inslee announced on March 12 that all public and private schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020
Athletic practices and competitions cancelled through April 24 due to coronavirus outbreak
Games are being postponed in response to coronavirus outbreak

Games are being postponed in response to coronavirus outbreak

In response to the recent coronavirus outbreak, Eastside schools are taking precautions when it comes to sporting events. The Lake Washington, Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020
Games are being postponed in response to coronavirus outbreak
Kangs fall to Bulldogs in championship game

Kangs fall to Bulldogs in championship game

Lake Washington finished in second place at the 3A state basketball tournament.

Kangs fall to Bulldogs in championship game
Kangs reach 3A state tournament final on Saturday

Kangs reach 3A state tournament final on Saturday

LW defeats Eastside Catholic in semifinals.

Kangs reach 3A state tournament final on Saturday
Kangs advance to the semifinals at the Dome

Kangs advance to the semifinals at the Dome

LW beats Mt. Spokane and faces top-seeded Eastside Catholic next.

Kangs advance to the semifinals at the Dome
Lake Washington defeats Hudson’s Bay to tip off Tacoma Dome journey

Lake Washington defeats Hudson’s Bay to tip off Tacoma Dome journey

Mount Spokane is next for Kangs tomorrow.

Lake Washington defeats Hudson’s Bay to tip off Tacoma Dome journey
Hardwood Classic tips off after coronavirus outbreak

Hardwood Classic tips off after coronavirus outbreak

By Benjamin Olson and Andy Nystrom Basketball players took to the court in Tacoma, Yakima and Spokane for the state Hardwood Classic tournaments on Wednesday.… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2020
Hardwood Classic tips off after coronavirus outbreak
Most school events, including sports practices, on schedule after coronavirus outbreak

Most school events, including sports practices, on schedule after coronavirus outbreak

All the school districts in the Reporter’s coverage areas — Northshore, Lake Washington, Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island and Snoqualmie — have noted that most school-related… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020
Most school events, including sports practices, on schedule after coronavirus outbreak
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No changes to state basketball tournament schedules after coronavirus outbreak

State boys and girls basketball Hardwood Classic tournaments in Tacoma, Yakima and Spokane will remain on schedule this week after the coronavirus outbreak, according to… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020
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