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High school sports participation falls in 2018–19


Last updated 9/12/2019 at 2:20pm

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released nationwide participation numbers from the 2018-19 school year on Monday, Aug. 25, announcing a decline in high school athletics and activities participation for the first time in 31 years.

Washington saw a dip in participation, tallying 174,378 students involved in high school activities during the year compared to 175,783 in 2017-18.

While the total number of participants fell in the Evergreen State, the trend was consistent with states around the country. Washington remained at No. 15 in terms of total participatio...

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