Re: What are the biggest stories going into regionals
Posted by Bob Woodward on 2/10/2023, 9:37 am, in reply to "Re: What are the biggest stories going into regionals"
Top Stories and Things to Watch for: |
Overflowed trash cans with garbage all over the floor. Last year it was a better than the year before, which was absolutely abysmal.
Kids in Pajamas. This has become somewhat of a trend in both boys' and girls' divisions.
Overweight refs unable to even get down and count near-fall and look for possible pins. I know we have a shortage, so don't view this a slam to the healthy & fitness challenged. Look at it as a call to arms for the healthy and able to don the stripes and slap some mats.
The Blanket/Old Western sleeping under the stars Pancho (see above Pajamas). I am not sur when this phenomena arrived but I've seen it too much for my liking.
Dumb hats/ other goofy headwear and clothes on the award stand. Now the WIAA may tighten down on this more than coaches do in regular season, so this is a developing story and one worth following. Pink foam cowboys hats, do-rage, skull caps , cowboy boots with sweats tucked into them , bathrobes and GI Joe outfits have all made an appearance this year so we will see this weekend, what is allowed on the grand stage.
Jesus Shirts. From the last census bureau stats and projections, it seems there will at least 15% of the field rocking the Team Jesus gear. I'm told the druids have heavily infiltrated the girls division and are gaining heavy traction in the valley.
Roseburg HS. Sources indicate Roseburg has applied for the WIAA tournament. Since Newberg looks to have a vice grip on the title for a few years, Roseburg has petitioned Justin and company to compete for the next few years following Hermiston's lead.
Men competing in the Women's tournament(s). Still a hurdle to clear this weekend at Regionals, but intel points to a few instances which a few XY have danced to the regionals of the XX tourneys. Developing story obviously, with Seattle Times on Line 1 waiting for a possible story for the ages, celebrating diversity.
The Leader Board!! Lots of noise has been made about the Team Leader Board returning to The Dome. It's still up in the air according to our inside sources and reporters on the ground. WIAA has made a good faith effort to restore the leader boards, however they must be hauled and raised by the union dome workers (who have it in their CBA that they cannot be required to hang more than 4 of those boards. Since there is 7 tournaments going on now, it's uncertain what will happen).