WIAA Network Announces Coverage for Spring State Championships
RENTON, Wash. – The WIAA, through its membership in the NFHS Network, will add 1A, 2A soccer and 3A softball to its coverage of the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Spring State Championships, the Association announced, Wednesday.
“The Network continues to be a platform where supporters of Washington high school athletics and activities can view the championships from across the globe,” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said. “This demonstrates our commitment to expanding our coverage and continuing to uphold the quality of the broadcasts.”
For a third-straight year, the WIAA Network will broadcast the 2A, 3A, 4A State Track and Field Championships at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The three-day event begins May 29 and concludes May 31.
The Network will broadcast 3rd/4th place and championship games on Saturday, May 30 for 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A boys soccer, 3A, 4A softball and 3A, 4A baseball.
The 3rd/4th place soccer games will air at 10 a.m. (1A, 3A) and noon (2A, 4A) with the championship games scheduled for 2 p.m. (1A, 3A) and 5 p.m. (2A, 4A) at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner (1A, 2A) and Sparks Stadium in Puyallup (3A, 4A).
The Network will also broadcast the Unified Sports 2014 Washington High School State Soccer Championships. Both matches are scheduled for 4 p.m. with the Division 2 Championship being held at Sumner and the Division 1 Championship in Puyallup. Unified Sports brings together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities, who train and compete on the same teams. 2014 marks the first year the Unified Sports State Championships will be held at the same facility as the WIAA State Championships.
The 3A and 4A 3rd/4th place softball games are slated for 1:30 p.m. with the championship games to follow at 3:30 p.m. The 3A softball tournament will be held at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacy, while the 4A championship will be played at the Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane.
Finally, the 3A and 4A 3rd/4th place baseball games will begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The championship games will start at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Gesa Stadium in Pasco.
The live webcasts require a subscription to the NFHS Network and all events can be viewed by visiting www.nfhsnetwork.com/wiaa. A day pass, which provides 24 hour access to all WIAA events as well as other high school events from around the country costs $9.95. A month pass, which lasts for 30 days, costs $14.95. All events will be archived for free on-demand viewing, 72 hours after the completion of the final event.
About NFHS Network
The NFHS Network captures the passion, pride, and energy of the high school experience by delivering live high school sports and events to family members and fans whenever they want, wherever they are.
The NFHS Network celebrates and showcases the unique accomplishments of students, whether they are a student-athlete participating in the 27 different sports covered by the Network, or one of the student broadcasters from schools around the country that produce events through the School Broadcast Program. The NFHS Network also features state playoff and championship events for the 35 state members of the NFHS Network.
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The NFHS Network is a joint venture among the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member state associations and PlayOn! Sports. The NFHS is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. PlayOn! Sports is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is the nation’s largest high school sports media company.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) service organization and rule-making body that was formed in 1905 to create equitable playing conditions between high school sports teams in Washington. The Association consists of nearly 800 member high schools and middle/junior high schools, both public and private, and is divided into nine geographic service districts. The state staff administers Association policies, rules and regulations and provides other assistance and service to member schools.
The WIAA oversees athletics and fine arts in Washington state and hosts 120 WIAA state championship events for the following sports and activities: baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance & drill, debate, drama, football, golf, gymnastics, music, softball, swimming & diving, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. WIAA state championships run from early November through late May. These programs provide students with valuable life skills and are an integral part of the total education process.
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