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High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

December 8, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Few classification changes expected in West Central District – update

As many of you are aware, we are coming up on a new two-year reclassification cycle beginning with the 2012-13 school year.

Enrollment projections are based on this fall’s figures and a preliminary list came out earlier this week. The final data report comes out from the WIAA Friday.

West Central District athletic directors met today (Thursday) to discuss the probabilities. It appears there will be no change in the South Puget Sound League 4A or 3A. There had been some buzz about Bonney Lake dropping to 2A (where district-rival Sumner already sits), but administrators have again decided to opt up to 3A. Same with Peninsula, which has 2A numbers.

The alignments of the North and South divisions of SPSL 4A will remain the same.

There had been some talk about five of the six 4A Narrows League schools (all but Stadium) applying for membership in the SPSL because they did not want to be part of a 4A/3A mixed league. But Yelm has come in with 4A numbers and if those stick, Yelm will join the Narrows 4A, making it a seven-school league.

Word is that Capital will drop to 2A and has petitioned to join the Black Hills League in the Southwest District. Mount Tahoma and Shelton will drop from 4A to 3A, staying in the Narrows.

There is expected to be a couple of changes in SPSL 2A, with Eatonville dropping to 1A and joining the Nisqually League and Orting jumping from 1A to be part of the SPSL 2A.

I forgot to mention the Seamount League earlier. Again, there apparently will be no changes. It will be a mixed 3A/2A league. Kennedy, Hazen and Highline will remain 3A, with Evergeen, Foster, Lindbergh, Renton and Tyee staying 2A.

We will be reporting classification and league changes in other area schools as it comes available. Schools have until Dec. 20 to announce intentions to opt up.

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