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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

WIAA delays start of winter sports


Last updated 11/22/2020 at Noon

RENTON-The pandemic has struck another blow to local athletics. The WIAA voted to delay the start of winter sports to Feb. 1, 2021 and shorten each sports season to seven weeks apiece at its Nov. 17 meeting.

Practices for winter sports season, the most prominent of which are basketball and wrestling, were originally scheduled to begin Dec. 28, with competitions coming shortly after. However, a surge of positive COVID-19 cases across the state caused the WIAA to create another delay in an already compressed 2020-21 schedule.

"The decision comes in light of surging COVID-19 cases around the...

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