Several Washington fall high school sports delayed to the spring
- Auburn, WA
Several high school sports will not take place this fall in Washington state.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association moved football, volleyball, girls soccer, and boys 1B/2B soccer to the spring. The director of the association called it a "tough and unprecedented decision." A start date for fall school sports could change again as Washington schools continue to deal with the impact of coronavirus.
Here is the breakdown of the seasons:
Low-risk sports and solo sports will be taking place from Sept. 7 to Nov. 8 those sports include cross country, slowpitch softball, girls swim and dive, golf and tennis.
Winter sports remain unchanged, but the season will start in January instead of December. The season starts on Jan. 4 and runs through March 7. Impacted sports are basketball, bowling, boys swim and dive, gymnastics, cheerleading and wrestling.
Fall sports are seeing the greatest impact, with the season starting on March 1 through May 9. Those sports are football, volleyball, girls soccer, and boys 1B/2B soccer.
Normal spring sports will begin on April 28 and run through the end of the school year.
The board made a decision on July 7 to initially push back the start of fall sports by two weeks.