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Several Washington fall high school sports delayed to the spring


Moses Lake HS Chiefs Football playing downtown. PHOTO BY: Grid Kids

- 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.


The Washington State Interscholastic Activities Association previously released