The 4A and 3A baseball state semifinals and finals will return to Cheney Stadium in 2011. The WIAA Executive Board approved the move from Safeco Field because of a scheduling conflict.
The board also made some decisions regarding the new format of the basketball state tournaments. Here’s information from a WIAA release:
1. District tournaments will be allowed to run as late as the Tuesday prior to the start of the first round (round of 16) of the state tournament (Tuesday, February 22).
2. There will be two (2) #1 seeds and two (2) #2 seeds at each site for the first round of the tournament on Friday, February 25. The #1s will play each other and the #2s will play each other. The winner of the #1s will move on to the round of 8 which will be held March 3-5. The loser of the #1s will play the winner of the #2s on Saturday, February 26. The winner of that game will also advance to the round of 8.
3. The first round sites will be finalized during this fall.
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