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WIAA make-up games a hot topic as tournament season approaches | By Jordyn Heckendorf

Feb. 12, 2019 – Jackson, WI – Severe weather has caused a number of regular-season high school basketball games to be canceled across Washington County and the rest of Wisconsin. Many involved in high school sports are wondering about games being rescheduled as the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) state tournament season starts next week.

WIAA director of communications Todd Clark said once tournament play begins the conference season officially ends and no other games are allowed to be made up.

“For example if a team in Division 4 has playoffs begin on Thursday, that team has until Wednesday to squeeze in the rest of its games,” said Clark.

According to the WIAA it is typical for non-conference game cancellations to be disregarded since those outcomes do not affect standings or conference championships. That being said some school officials are still working to make accommodations for conference games to be rescheduled as quickly as possible.

The first round of WIAA regionals for area basketball playoffs begin Tuesday, Feb. 19 as local teams like Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend, and Hartford Union begin a trek to the WIAA state tournament.


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WIAA tournament seeds for girls basketball are posted below.

WIAA 2019 girls basketball



With girls basketball No. 4 Germantown and No. 13 Hartford Union H.S. have a bye on Feb. 19 in Division 1 regional play. The two teams square off Friday, Feb. 23 at Germantown with a 7 p.m. tip.

The winner advances to take on No. 5 De Pere or No. 12 Brookfield East.




February 19, No. 8 West Bend East hosts No. 9 Plymouth in a Division 2 game. No. 3 West Bend West gets a bye in the first round and will face the winner of No. 6 Cedarburg and No. 11 Port Washington.

In the same Division 2, No. 10 Kewaskum tips on Feb. 19 against No. 7 at Nicolet. The winner will advance to take on No. 3 Slinger. The Owls get a bye in the first round.

In Division 3 top-seed Kettle Moraine Lutheran gets a bye in the first round. On Feb. 22 the Chargers will face the winner of No. 9 Obama SCTE vs. No. 8 Golda Meir.

Cover logo courtesy WBAY. WIAA basketball logo courtesy WIAA.

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