How hard is it to schedule a state tournament that does not run some 3 hours behind schedule?

By Jeff Klein, Columbian page designer

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How hard is it to schedule a state tournament that does not run some 3 hours behind schedule?

Sadly, it’s becoming all too frequent for Washington Interscholastic Activities Association tournaments. Basketball in the winter is a classic case. Now it’s volleyball.

The state volleyball tournament in Kennewick didn’t finish its Friday session until 12:15 a.m. Saturday.

Camas was supposed to play its final match Friday at approximately 8 p.m. In reality, it started at 10:51 p.m.

Wouldn’t it be simple enough to just allow more time in between matches?

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