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Highline's Velasco leads NWAC in scoring, eyes next season

The lack of a championship did not diminish Alex Velasco’s enjoyment of the Highline men’s soccer season.

The NWAC’s leading scorer said he will back next year to try to win one, however.

“Alex is such a blessing to be around. On the field he’s setting the standard for us all…Off the field it’s nothing but smiles and good times with Alex,” said teammate Jorge Figueroa.

Everything feels strange’ -- unusual springtime season for basketball starts April 2

Highline’s men’s basketball team, in any normal year, would be gearing up for the playoffs around this time of year. Everyone is well aware by now that this is not a normal year.

Due to delays caused by the ongoing public health crisis, the basketball team will play the first game of their regular season in the springtime, on April 2 at Centralia.

Women’s soccer has to wait to defend its championship

The women’s soccer team is ready to make another championship run this season, but has to wait until play starts early next year.

Women’s soccer is one of many NWAC sports that play in the fall, all of which have been delayed until early spring because of the COVID pandemic.

Fall sports will get a chance to play in winter, spring

Highline’s fall sports teams may be back in action as early as Jan. 2, 2021, NWAC officials say.

The Northwest Athletic Conference, of which Highline is a part, has pushed all sports ahead to winter and spring as they attempt to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highline sports to play spring seasons

The Highline men’s soccer season will get to play an NWAC season in spring 2021.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all NWAC sports have been delayed until Feburary 2021, except for golf, which played a handful of matches in September.