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By Andrew Christiansen

District 4 turmoil sparks 11th hour negotiations for 1B playoffs


While the Gorge League battled to decide who their top two teams would be, off court drama was swirling around the issue of the combined District 4, District 5 playoff. The first news that came from District 4 was not well received.

Due to the WIAA rules about allocation of playoff spots, and a quirk in the rules that allows teams to “glue” into another district, District 4 was put in charge of setting the playoff rules once District 5 gave notice of intent to glue onto District 4. It shouldn’t have been a difficult task as the situation wasn’t new to the two districts, having gone through a combined district playoff just last fall in volleyball.

But the plot thickened when one ha...

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