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High School Sports Participation Nears Pre-Pandemic Levels Nationally

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Participation in high school sports eclipsed 7.8 million in the 2022-23 school year, reflecting a sharp increase from the previous year as the NFHS completed its High School Athletics Participation Survey for a second time after the pandemic interrupted its collection of data.

Board of Control Conducts First Meeting of 2023-24

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Paul Pedersen, president of Regis High School, presided over the first meeting of the 2023-24 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control on Aug. 11.

2022-23 WIAA Award of Excellence Recipients Announced

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association salutes the 30 schools that fulfilled criteria to be named recipients of the Award of Excellence in 2022-23.

Gutknecht Joins WIAA Staff as Technology Coordinator

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Mark Gutknecht has been named as the technology coordinator at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association executive office in an announcement made by Executive Director Stephanie Hauser. He started his new position today.


Spring Tournament Sportsmanship Award Recipients Announced

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in partnership with Rural Mutual Insurance Company, has selected the team Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2023 Spring State Team Tournaments.

2024 Track & Field NFHS Rule Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – In an effort to more clearly define false starts in high school track and field events, two new starting violations have been adopted for the 2024 season.

2024 NFHS Softball Rule Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Beginning next year, pitchers in high school softball will be allowed to disengage both feet from the playing surface if the pivot foot is not replanted prior to the delivery of the pitch. Previously, the pivot foot was required to remain in contact with the ground.

2024 NFHS Baseball Rule Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The use of a one-way communication device between a coach in the dugout and a team’s catcher for the purposes of calling pitches will be permitted in high school baseball beginning in 2024.

WIAA to Conduct Technology Coordinator Position Search

The WIAA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of technology coordinator, who embrace the purpose & vision of the WIAA, desire to serve our diverse memberhsip and move education-based athletics forward. 

Board Approves Changes to Winter Sports Regulations

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control reviewed and acted on coaches’ committee recommendations impacting winter sports at its June meeting today.


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