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2021-22 WIAA Award of Excellence Award Recipients Announced

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association salutes the 39 schools that fulfilled criteria to be named recipients of the Award of Excellence in 2021-22.

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 2022 Spring State Team Tournaments.

Jewelry Addressed in NFHS Softball Rules Changes for 2023

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The NFHS Softball Rules Committee has approved the wearing of jewelry in the sport, effective with the 2023 season. Previously, only medical and religious medals were permitted.

WIAA to Conduct Administrative Assistant Position Search

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

Gralla Receives National Recognition for Service to WIAA Membership

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Joan Gralla, a former member of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association office staff, and 14 other leaders in high school activity programs across the country received National Federation of State High School Associations Citations on June 30 at the annual NFHS Summer Meeting.

Melissa Gehring to Join WIAA Executive Staff

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association announced the hiring of Melissa Gehring as an assistant director for the association today. She will assume her role at the organization’s headquarters in Stevens Point on Aug. 1, 2022.

Board of Control Approves Winter Sports Changes at June Meeting

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

June Jam Targets Division 1 Boys Basketball Recruiting Issues

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Every so often opportunities are presented to the Association that cause reason to reflect, review and contemplate on how it fits within the framework and purpose of education-based athletics. 

Girls Soccer Completes Spring Tournaments with Four Champions

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The 2022 Girls State Soccer Tournament determined champions in four divisions at KOHLER Engines Field at Uihlein Soccer Park Saturday.

Four State Champions Emerge from State Baseball Tournament

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – Denmark won its second consecutive Division 2 championship and three other divisions crowned champions during the 2022 State Baseball Tournament at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium Thursday.


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