1-15-21 High School Athletics Update

1-15-21 High School Athletics Update
Posted on 01/15/2021

The athletic directors from 3 WIAA Districts and 7 athletic leagues have joined together as the North Central Region to maximize opportunities for student-athletes.

The Governor’s Roadmap to Recovery clarified that counties would be lumped by region to gauge phasing. For the most part, school-sponsored education based athletic contests will be allowed to start when a DOH recognized region is in Phase 2. Metrics will be evaluated weekly, and will dictate whether teams within that region can play contests or not, and what the following week’s practice limitations may be as well.

The schools have elected to seek this regional opportunity to schedule interscholastic athletic competitions, across classifications this school year. Details are still emerging regarding how we will balance competitive teams and the
vast geographic region that spans from the Canadian board to the southernmost tip at the Vernita bridge.

Pending metrics, seasons have been tentatively set as follows:


(Cross Country, Football, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim & Dive, Volleyball; and Girls Slowpitch Softball TBD)

  • First practice February 22, 2021 (Feb. 16 for football)
  • First competitions February 27, 2021 (Mar. 4 for football)
  • Season end April 3, 2021


(Baseball, Boys Soccer, Girls Fastpitch Softball, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field)

  • First practice April 5, 2021
  • First competitions April 10, 2021
  • Season end May 15, 2021


(Basketball, Girls Bowling, Cheer, Dance & Drill, Boys Swim & Dive, Wrestling)

  • First practice May 17, 2021
  • First competitions May 22, 2021
  • Season end June 19, 2021

For questions or more information, please contact Royal Athletics & Activities Director, Gary Winston, at : 509-346-2256 ext. 3950, or gwinston@royalsd.org.