Stories tagged: mike colbrese
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019
This was the small-ball world when Mike Colbrese took on the job as executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 25 years ago. Lots of things were simpler then, …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
John Blanchette: Odessa’s Ryan Moffet serves up State B’s first must-see moment with 48-point outburst
But just as college basketball has managed to go on without Zion, the B tournament doesn’t stop just because Brock Ravet of Kittitas hasn’t laced up his shoes yet – …
Thu., April 12, 2018
There are 410 high schools in the state and, together, they are the governing body that empowers and informs the WIAA.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Mike Colbrese, who has been the executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for 25 years, announced this week he’ll be retiring at the end of the 2018-19 school …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017
Greater Spokane League 3A boys golf coaches are upset after learning of a discrepancy in the number of state berths available at Thursday’s regional tournament at MeadowWood.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
I couldn’t express my thoughts about the WIAA’s RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) format in a regular news story.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
Four more boys and girls basketball teams will advance to state tournament sites in Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima beginning this winter.
Tue., May 10, 2016
A WIAA committee is preparing to propose a major change to the state basketball tournament format and seeding criteria.
Fri., April 15, 2016
An independent investigation of the storied Bellevue High football program has found that its boosters paid for athletes to attend an alternative private school and that false addresses were used …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
In many things – whether it’s prep sports or various avenues in life – I’ve often thought that Idaho was behind the times. I’m convinced that the Gem State has …
Thu., March 3, 2011
In the last week, a year’s worth of public stewing came to a boil as half the usual 16-team state basketball fields were eliminated with a couple rounds in high …
Tue., June 8, 2010
To all of the bellyachers in a dither about the shrinking of Washington’s high school basketball tournaments from 16 teams to eight: stop it. Really. Just stop.
Mon., June 7, 2010
Mike Colbrese, the executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, has taken some heat for the recent changes in the state basketball tournament format. This afternoon, Colbrese and readers …