Friday, August 10, 2012


STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Terry Reynolds, district administrator at Pittsville, presided over the first meeting of the 2012-13 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control today.

Pam Foegen, supervisor of special education in the La Crosse School District and Ted Knutson, principal at Aquinas were introduced as new Board members. Foegen will serve as the gender at-large representative and Knutson fills the at-large nonpublic school position.

The Board also conducted its 2012-13 officer elections. Dean Sanders, the district administrator at Lake Mills, was elected president-elect; and Mike Beighley, the district administrator at Whitehall, will serve as treasurer.

The Board ratified the contract with the PMI Entertainment Group and the Resch Center in Green Bay to host the 2013 and 14 State Girls Basketball Tournaments as announced last April. The tournament is scheduled for March 14-16 in 2013 and March 20-22 in 2014.

The Board approved a ticket price increase for the State Boys and Girls Soccer Tournaments at newly renovated Uihlein Soccer Park to take effect next spring with the girls tournament. Admission price will be raised from $7 to $8 per session, which is the first ticket increase in soccer since 2003-04.

The Spring Sports Spectacular reviewing the 2012 spring and summer sports State Tournaments is scheduled to be broadcast at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 on WAOW-TV (Wausau), WXOW-TV (La Crosse), WQOW-TV (Eau Claire), WKOW-TV (Madison), WYOW-TV (Eagle River) and WACY-TV (Appleton/Green Bay). The program is scheduled to air Saturday, Sept. 1 on KBJR-TV (Duluth/Superior) at 3 p.m., and at 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 on WMLW-TV (Milwaukee).

The Board also approved new appointments to the 2012-13 Coaches Advisory Committees and a modification to the swimming and diving State Meet school reimbursement policy. In addition, the Board received updates from the liaisons from the Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association and discussed this fall’s Area Meeting topics, as well as an initial discussion of the 2012-13 operational budget.

The membership of the WIAA oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 508 senior high schools and 72 junior high/middle level schools in its membership. It will sponsor 25 championship tournament series in 2012-13. For more information, please contact the WIAA office at (715) 344-8580.

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