WA high school sports start this week

By on Monday, February 22nd, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla High School coaches and athletes have been given the green light to resume competition this month, following the announcement that the South Central Region has been moved to Phase 2 of the state’s Road to Recovery plan. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association said football, slow pitch softball, cross country, girls soccer, dance/cheer and volleyball competitions may begin this week.

The WIAA has implemented strict regulations for spectators to limit attendance at all high school events. For the Mid-Columbia Conference only home spectators will be allowed admittance for Season One fall sports. Two tickets will be given to each athlete in uniform for all but two teams. Varsity football and dance/cheer games and activities only receive two tickets for each senior on those teams. No other spectators will be allowed.

“We know our community and fans want to come out and support our teams, but our main goal is allowing our student-athletes to resume competition and experience high school sports,” WWPS Athletic Director Dirk Hansen said.

Because spectators are limited, WWPS is ramping up its live video streaming services through the Blue Devil Northwest program managed by the 21st Century Afterschool program. All home varsity games will be live streamed and available on personal devices and streaming applications.

For game schedules and live streaming links visit https://wallawallaathletics.com/.