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Softball games this spring will be shortened if games are too one-sided, a move decided by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board earlier this week.

The board met in Renton Jan. 28-29 and approved changes to the spring softball, track and field and golf state regulations.

  • The board decided to implement a 15-run rule after three innings and a 10-run rule after five innings in softball.
  • All events at the 2018 state track and field championships will be seeded by WIAA district qualifying times, not district finishes.
  • For golf, all rangefinders will be permitted at the state golf championships beginning in 2018.

The meeting also coincided with classification appeals heard by the Panel of District Directors.

No West Sound teams were involved with the changes. The schools changing classifications were Jenkins (Chewelah) moving from 1A to 2B; Columbia (Burbank), from 1A to 2B; Granite Falls, from 2A to 1A; and Redmond, moving from 3A to 4A.

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