Fall sports postponed for FWPS middle, high schools

Fall sports postponed for FWPS middle, high schools

The NPSL recently moved all Season 1 sports into Season 3 beginning in March.

Fall sports at the high school and middle school levels will be postponed until later this school year, according to Federal Way Public Schools.

FWPS is following recommendations and guidelines for resuming athletics based on the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and the Washington State Department of Health, the district wrote in an Aug. 11 news release.

High school athletics

At the end of July, the WIAA Executive Board released a modified 2020-21 WIAA sports season calendar, which consisted of four distinct seasons — instead of the usual three sports seasons — in response to COVID-19.

Recently, the North Puget Sound League (NPSL) moved all WIAA Season 1 sports to Season 3, based on guidance provided by Governor Inslee and the Department of Health.

Boys tennis, boys/girls golf and boys/girls cross country will now be moved to Season 3, which begins in early March.

With the change, the first sports season of the year would be Season 2 sports, set to tentatively begin Dec. 28, include boys and girls basketball, boys swim and dive, gymnastics, wrestling and girls bowling.

For updates of the NPSL schedule and its impacts on FWPS, visit fwps.org/Page/7682. More information regarding the new seasons and updated rules regarding participation in high school athletics can be found at WIAA.com.

Middle school athletics

Fall middle school sports will be postponed until further notice.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

London Houston. Courtesy photo
Federal Way senior London Houston makes two USA Nationals wrestling teams

Seventeen-year-old wrestler won the High School National Recruiting Showcase at 132-pounds in March.

A Decatur High School athlete works out at a conditioning practice on Feb. 23. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Don McConnaughey, courtesy photo
Longtime Highline College coach, athletic director dies at 90

Don McConnaughey was the ‘architect of the Highline College athletic department.’

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
FWPS athletes to begin in-person practices Feb. 18

The North Puget Sound League, which includes Federal Way schools, will have three distinct sports seasons beginning March 8.

Photo courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle Sounders sign Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe

Rowe, 29, is a Federal Way High School graduate.

Kentwood High football. FILE PHOTO
WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports in response to state guidelines

Practices scheduled to begin Feb. 1 for football, volleyball, soccer and 5 other sports

Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo
Jaden McDaniels pictured at a Federal Way High School game vs. Rogers High School in February 2019. Photo courtesy of Senad Tiric
Federal Way’s Jaden McDaniels drafted to NBA

The FWHS graduate was drafted to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 28th pick overall.

The Mercer Island boys basketball celebrates their 61-36 victory over Interlake in the 3A KingCo championship game on Feb. 11, 2020, at Sammamish High School. File photo
WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo
New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

File Photo/Kent Reporter
Emerald Downs increases horse racing purses

Betting up 67% over last year

Sports card fanatic finds a home at FW Farmers Market
Sports card fanatic finds a home at FW Farmers Market

Richard Davis, 87, sells sports cards from his 100,000 card collection at the farmers market each week.