SBLive Washington podcast: Why high school basketball is being played at the state fairgrounds, Adam Mathieson on coach burnout

On this week’s episode of the SBLive Washington podcast, outdoor basketball is coming to the Washington State Fairgrounds in Pierce County and Todd Milles has the story of how a large group of administrators and even more man power set up three outdoor courts in a covered fairground showroom. Then, Mountain View coach Adam Mathieson joins (15:53 mark) to talk about the toll the condensed COVID season has taken on coaches, what the state coaches association can do to help coaches and how he’s handling the grind of a three-season spring.

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Week 3 predictions! Plus Richland's Elijah Rodriguez, Deacon Boyce SBLive Washington podcast

How the state of Washington's new outdoor mask mandate will impact the football season, an update on the WIAA's plans to find a host site for the 2021 Gridiron Classic and predictions for some of the most anticipated games of the week. Richland seniors RB/DE Elijah Rodriguez and WR/DB Deacon Boyce (31:00 minute mark) give insight into why the Bombers have such high expectations this year. Download the SBLive Sports app on iPhone and Android, your national home for high school sports news and information. Coverage of the state of Washington: scorebooklive.com/washington/ LINKS! Full Week 3 preview: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/09/14/week-3-washington-high-school-football-preview-3-storylines-game-predictions-and-matchups-to-follow-around-the-state/ Highlights! Top 10 Plays from Week 2: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/09/13/watch-gabe-tahir-braeden-smith-headline-top-10-plays-from-week-2-of-washington-high-school-football-season/ How SBLive's all-class Top 25 fared in Week 2: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/09/06/sblives-top-25-washington-high-school-football-rankings-graham-kapowsin-odea-hold-down-top-spots-after-week-1/ Updated Power Rankings for each classification after Week 2: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/09/13/sblive-power-rankings-top-teams-in-every-class-of-washington-high-school-football-sept-13/ Vote now for WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/09/13/vote-now-who-should-be-the-wafd-bank-washington-high-school-athlete-of-the-week-sept-6-12/ Hosts: Todd Milles, Andy Buhler Producer: Andy Buhler Sponsor: Washington Federal Bank
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The SBLive Washington podcast is a weekly conversation that takes a look at the top stories impacting high school sports across the state of Washington. The podcast is hosted and produced by reporter Andy Buhler, as well as analyst Dan Dickau and senior reporter Todd Milles. Thanks to sponsor Washington Federal. Download the SBLive Sports app on iPhone and Android today at no charge.

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