|RENTON, Wash. – The WIAA Executive Board granted the request of Rainier Beach High School to allow the Rainier Beach boys basketball team to compete in an invitational basketball tournament in April. The Board made its decision during a Wednesday conference call.|
The three WIAA rules waived during the conference call were out-of-season rules involving the school and its coaches (17.50), authorized contests (17.14.0), and contest limitations (17.15.0).
WIAA Executive Director, Mike Colbrese, indicated that the request from the Rainier Beach High School administration included rationale for a wavier of each of the WIAA rules that convinced the Board that a waiver was appropriate.
“The Board realizes this will take the Association down a new path,” Colbrese stated. “A special committee has been formed to discuss the parameters for teams participating in events similar to this.”