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Delay of game: COVID-19 holds up high school sports schedules

The tipoff to the La Conner High basketball season has been delayed once again.

The reason is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has rebounded this fall: a tenacious, relentless full-court press.

Because of statewide spikes in coronavirus cases, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) executive board has delayed the start of Season 2, including boys’ and girls’ basketball and wrestling, from Dec. 28 to Feb. 1.

The delay is the latest in a series of high school sports’ schedule changes prompted by the pandemic.

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the WIAA had realigned its tra...


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