The girl's basketball 613s play their first State game tonight in Spokane.
The team will face Columbia High School of Hunters, WA at the Spokane Arena and a live WIAA Webcast of the game will begin at 7 p.m. PST, found by clicking here.
While interscholastic high school organizations in other states are still finding difficulty in accommodating Jewish athletes because of religious observances, Washington state isn't among them — at least not this year.
Northwest Yeshiva Athletics Director (and girls basketball coach) Jed Davis introduced and pushed through in 2002, requires the WIAA to accommodate schools that celebrate a Saturday Sabbath (although it doesn't cover fast days). The current structure of the State tournament is not in conflict with any fast days through 2020. In addition, once a team makes it to a Friday game, Amendment 15 requires the state to make any adjustments necessary to accommodate NYHS.
In 2010, schedule conflicts with the tournament schedule and religious observances forced the 613s to forfeit the State Tournament. The scheduled game fell on Tanit Esther and the WIAA(Washington Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association) denied requests to re-schedule the game.
According to the school, the 613s are the only women's team from a Jewish school to make it to the State Tournament.