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WIAA: Committees for classifications, ejections and more

I spoke with WIAA executive director Mike Colbrese today, trying to catch up on a couple newsy items, and wanted to pass along a few nuggets some will find interesting.

The WIAA has formed a committee to study classification. Colbrese said everything is on the table for discussion, particularly, how frequently should reclassification occur, what students should be counted and when should counts occur. I know some athletic directors are very much in favor of moving from a two-year cycle to a four-year cycle. And some are vehemently opposed. We’ll see what transpires.

Another committee was formed in response to a failed Rep Assembly amendment — No. 10-1 and 10-2 — regarding appeal processes for ejections. Colbrese said the committee will study if its possible for any amendment regarding this subject could gain support.
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WIAA: 2012 Hall of Fame inductees

This press release comes from the WIAA:

WIAA Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

RENTON, Wash. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is proud to announce the 2012 Hall of Fame class, to be inducted, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Renton Pavilion Events Center in Renton, Wash.

This year’s class includes a former NFL football player, one the state’s premier cross country and track and field athletes and one of the best high school and collegiate basketball players in Washington state history. Alongside the three athletes, the WIAA will recognize two coaches who combined for nine state titles, a top official, contributor and a highly recognized music administrator.

For more information on the 2012 WIAA Hall of Fame inductees and for tickets to the
luncheon, contact Andy Barnes, WIAA Assistant Executive Director, at (425) 282-5237 or
abarnes (AT) To view the full-length biographies of this year’s inductees, please click here.

2012 Inductees

Curt Corvin, Lakes High School
Tammy Tibbles, Creston High School
Chad Ward, River View High School
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WIAA Rep Assemby results

The WIAA sent out this press release Monday afternoon with results from Rep Assembly voting:

WIAA Announces 2012 Representative Assembly Passed Amendments

RENTON, Wash. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced the passed amendments for the 2012-13 academic school year, voted on by the WIAA Representative Assembly.

The following amendments were passed after reaching super majority:

MS/HS #5: 17.5.7 – Coaches may meet with squads to prepare for summer leadership training

HS #8: 17.14.0 – Prohibits contests against college freshmen

MS/HS #9: 18.19.2.c – 8th graders may be used to salvage JV basketball teams to reach 16 players

MS/HS #12:

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Legislature passes bill aimed at how WIAA punishes teams, players

Apparently, the Washington State Legislature feels good about passing a state budget and jobs package, because it found time to weigh in on high school sports.

In January, I wrote about Senate Bill 6383, which seeks “to impose penalties for rules violations upon coaches, school district administrators, school administrators, and students, as appropriate, to punish the offending party or parties.”

Recently, SB 6383 was signed into law.

Here’s my story that will run in Thursday’s newspaper:

Not content with how the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s metes out punishment, Washington’s State Legislature passed a bill that aims to ensure student-athletes and their teams aren’t unfairly penalized.

Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, introduced Senate Bill 6383 in January. After passing in the House and Senate, Senate Bill 6383 was signed by Governor Christine Gregoire on March 29.
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Boys Basketball: 4A, 3A state quarterfinals recaps

We’ll be live-chatting the 4A and 3A boys basketball state tournament at the Tacoma Dome over the next three days.

4A boys: No. 1 Davis 79, Bothell 45 – Game Story

4A boys: No. 7 Bellarmine Prep 66, No. 8 Mount Rainier 50 – Game Story

4A boys: Union 66, No. 4 Jackson 65 (OT) — Game Story with video

4A boys: No. 2 Central Valley 53, No. 2 Garfield 52 – Game Story

3A boys: Rainier Beach 67, Mountlake Terrace 51 – Game Story and video interview with Anrio Adams

3A boys: University 60,

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Girls Basketball: 4A, 3A state quarterfinal recaps

3A girls: No. 3 Franklin 64, No. 2 Kamiakin 51 – Game Story

3A girls: No. 10 Cleveland 39, No. 8 Shorecrest 32 – Game Story

3A girls: No. 1 Prairie 64, No. 9 Lakeside 50 — Game Story

3A girls: University 45, No. 5 Seattle Prep 34 — Game Story

4A girls: No. 4 Central Valley 62, Eastlake 48 – Game story

4A girls: No. 1 Mount Rainier 57, No. 6 Jackson 39 – Game Story

4A girls: No. 9 Gonzaga Prep 60, No. 3 Woodinville

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