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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Winter sports delay until at least Feb. 1


November 26, 2020

RENTON — Winter high school sports statewide will be pushed back a month to Feb. 1, after a vote last week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association executive board.

It also shortened each of the 2020-21 seasons to seven weeks.

In the new schedule, winter will conclude with a regionals event March 20. “Fall” sports run March 15 (a week earlier for football) to May 1. Spring sports start practices April 26, the season ending June 12.

All is subject to change. The WIAA’s Nov. 17 decision -- part of a five-hour virtual meeting -- comes in light of surging COVID-19 cas...

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