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Reclassification, new league change landscape for the 2012-13 school year

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on July 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm with No Comments »
July 2, 2012 2:13 pm

When fall sports begin in August, some schools will be in new classifications, some will be in new leagues and one new conference will have been created.

This change is a result of the WIAA’s two-year reclassification cycle — it should really move to a four-year cycle, but we’ll save that topic for another day — which begins in the fall. The WIAA has put together a list of all the leagues in the state that you can find here.

The biggest change is in Eastern Washington, where the Columbia Basin/Big 9 broke into three leagues: Mid-Columbia Conference 4A, Mid-Columbia Conference 3A and six schools remain in what is left of the CBBN.

Notable local changes are:

  • Locally, Yelm joins Narrows League 4A, while Shelton, Mount Tahoma and North Thurston will be members of Narrows League 3A
  • Capital drops down to Class 2A and becomes part of the Evergreen Conference
  • Orting and Eatonville swap sports, with the Cardinals going to SPSL 2A and Cruisers to the Nisqually League, which also welcomes new member Bellevue Christian
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