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WIAA postpones football, volleyball, boys' soccer


Katie Teachout

WIAA Executive Board President and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Athletic Director and football coach Greg Whitmore is pictured here breaking the news to athletes at his football summer camp the 2020-21 fall season has been pushed back two weeks to Sept. 5 and Sept. 7. The WIAA made the decision July 21 to postpone football, volleyball and boys' soccer to spring.

RENTON -- Fall is usually synonymous with prep football and volleyball in rural Eastern Washington.

Not this year.

Due to the coronavirus scare, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is moving those sports and boys soccer to 2021.

The scholastic sports group announced the change this evening, July 21.

The decision comes as school districts are trying to decide to open campuses this fall.

Middle and high school athletes will be still be allowed to compete in cross country, slowpitch softball and alternative seasons for golf and tennis in the fall; practices may begin Sept....

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