washington

wiaa
February 26, 2024

WIAA allows referees to wear body cameras to deter abuse

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) has come up with a unique way to combat the abuse facing referees. The WIAA and the Washington Officials Association (WOA) agreed to allow referees to wear body camera technology as a de...


washington
January 16, 2024

Washington lawmakers considering felony charges for assaulting refs

Washington state lawmakers are considering new laws to protect sports officials. Rep. Suzanne Schmidt was one of the Washington leaders sponsoring a bill that would crack down on unruly student-athletes and sports fans. The bill would make assaultin...


wiaa
October 18, 2022

Judge Rules in Favor of WIAA in Member School’s Forfeited Season Case

A Wisconsin state judge has sided with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) this week and will not grant a temporary restraining order filed by a local high school against the athletics organization. Amherst High School filed ...


lake
November 17, 2021

Washington Fires Head Coach Jimmy Lake Following Suspension

Former Washington head football coach Jimmy Lake spoke for the first time — via Twitter — since the university's decision to fire him on Sunday. The former Huskies head coach was suspended following the team's home loss to Arizona State last week...


wiaa
August 26, 2021

WA High School Pauses Use of COVID-19 Monitor for Athletes

A Washington school district is pausing the use of COVID-related tracking monitor for student-athletes and further discussions on the devices will happen, according to a report from the News Tribune. Earlier this week, parents, teachers, and stude...


esports
July 12, 2021

WIAA & CSL Strike High School eSports Partnership

CSL Esports, the operator of the nation’s largest collegiate esports league, has secured its first high school partnership with the Washington State Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) after announcing its launch into the high school ...


nebraska
April 21, 2021

Wisconsin Lawmakers Push Back on Proposed Referee Harassment Bill

Wisconsin lawmakers are balking at the idea of passing an anti-harassment bill against referees and umpires at high school and youth sports games. Rep. Alex Dallman is a co-sponsor of the bill and said, according to APG-WI.com, that while the stat...


apps
July 1, 2020

UW Study: Depression Increasing Among HS Athletes

A collaborative study between the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has yielded statistics showing a correlation between a student-athlete's mental health and the moratorium on athletic acti...