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WIAA cancels all remaining winter state tournament series events

STEVENS POINT – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) announced all remaining games of the state girls’ basketball tournament and the boys’ sectional finals and the state tournament will be canceled in response to the evolving concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

The WIAA said it regrets the lost opportunity for teams and players that have worked to achieve their goals and the communities that have supported them throughout the year.

“I want the student-athletes and their coaches to know your school leaders, the WIAA executive staff, our committees and the board of control have done everything imaginable to try to provide and preserve these opportunities for you,” Executive Director Dave Anderson said in a released statement. “However, we want and need to be responsible for helping the global and state efforts to stem the tide and spread of this virus.”

Early yesterday, the WIAA was informed the Kohl Center in Madison would not be available for the state boys Tournament scheduled for March 19-21.

Many professional, collegiate and high school associations have postponed or canceled scheduled events as a result of the pandemic.

Tickets for the WIAA girls and boys state basketball tournaments will be refunded in full.

Please allow staff time to make these refunds and contact the WIAA office only if you don’t see a refund to your account within two weeks of the tournament.

Any tickets purchased at school will be refunded by your school and not the Resch Center or the WIAA.

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