The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s
Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a
significant change to the current two-year reclassification
The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from
every two years to every four years according to a press release
from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification
after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in
enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or
The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The
next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year.
That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.
The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with
high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete
who is invited to participate in a national championship event the
opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.
Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not
represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and
maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools
the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of
games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of
Bremerton’s Megan Wittenberg was named a WIAA athlete of the
week after winning the Class 3A/2A state bowling title last
She was also named to the All-Olympic League team, which was
Here’s the complete team with averages:
The postseason for high school girls bowling begins in 10 days
and Olympic’s bowling team has to like its chances to bring home
With three regular season contests left, Olympic is 9-0. And
that’s a dominant 9-0. The Trojans have only dropped one point in
those nine matches. That came in a 6-1 win over Sequim last month.
All other victories have been 7-0.
The Olympic League tournament is Jan. 23 at All Star Lanes in
Silverdale at 1 p.m.
The Bremerton Knights won their first bowling title since 2008
by beating Timberline of Lacey for the Class 3A/2A title by just 45
pins Saturday morning at Unversity place. Here’s the results.
In the Class 4A competition, South Kitsap had a good day to
move up to fourth.
After the first day of the Class 3A/2A state bowling tournament,
Bremerton is in the lead. They put two individuals in the top
The Knights have to stay ahead during 14 baker games Saturday
morning to win their first state title since 2008.
You can see the results here.
South Kitsap struggled in the Class
The West Central District bowling tournament is Saturday at
Pacific Bowling Lanes in Tacoma.
South Kitsap, the Narrows League champion, and Central Kitsap will
compete in the Class 4A tournament. The top four teams and top
eight additional bowlers qualify for the state tournament.
Bremerton, the Olympic League champ, Klahowya and Olympic compete
in the 3A/2A tournament. The top four teams and top eight
additional bowlers qualify for the state tournament.
The bowling begins at 9 a.m.
The state tournament is Feb. 1-2 at Narrows Plaza Bowl in
The Narrows League and Olympic League bowling championships are
Friday at All Star Lanes in Silverdale. The tournaments start at 1
The top two teams in the Narrows League tourney (and four
individuals) and the top three teams (and six individuals) in the
Olympic League advance to the district meet.
The West Central District tournament is at Pacific Lanes in Tacoma
on Jan. 26.
Where: Narrows Plaza, Tacoma
When: 10 a.m. Friday (six regular games); 8 a.m. Saturday (14 Baker
Class 4A: Central Kitsap, Emerald Ridge, Curtis, Shelton, Mount
Tahoma, Battle Ground, Evergreen, Moses Lake
Class 3A: Bremerton, Mark Morris, Black Hills, Kelso, Wilson,
Timberline, Selah, Kennewick
Class 4A: Central Kitsap—Gwen Jackson, Taylor Cox, Taylor Terpone,
Morgan Stout, Myranda Stout, Jenni Cutrone, Roanne Tagle. South
Kitsap—Sarah Layton, Brittany McCloud, AlexisTweedy.
Class 3A/2A: Bremerton—Merissa Duzenski, Megan Wittenberg, Alexus
Lucas, Helaina Hilligoss, Abby King, Megan Braddock, Allie Taylor.
Klahowya—Miranda Bailey, Sheri McCarty. Olympic—Kendra Willis,
Strikes and spares: Miranda Bailey of Klahowya, the younger sister
of two-time state champ Carys Bailey, placed second in the Class
3A/2A West Central District meet behind Kelsi Mayther of
Timberline. … Emerald Ridge won the West Central District meet last
weekend, and is the defending Class 4A state champion. Prairie,
last year’s Class 3A/2A state champion, did not advance out of the
Southwest District. … Courtney Couch of Emerald Ridge is the
defending Class 4A state champion. Myranda Stout of Central Kitsap
finished fourth behind her last year….Bremerton finished fourth in
the Class 3A/2A team standings last year, and Abby King placed
second in the individual meet. … The Knights placed second at
district last week and earned the Sportsmanship Award.