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Washington high school sports news & notes: Kali Gesser hired at Seton Catholic; repeating 8th grade a national trend

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Spring playoffs are in full swing for Washington state high school sports, the WIAA made changes at its athletic director’s meetings and the top recruits across the state in football and basketball are making college decisions — or not.

Here's a look at some of the best high school sports stories from around the state this week, along with a national trend piece:

  • Vancouver’s Seton Catholic (1A) announced the hiring of former Washington State volleyball standout Kali Gesser as its next head volleyball coach, according to a school release. Gesser, a team captain in her WSU days who led the Cougars to two NCAA tournament appearances, previously coached at 2A Pullman.
  • The Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association passed eight amendments for the 2019-2020 school year. The Spokesman-Review took a look at one of those amendments, which allows football programs to petition down a classification.