Scrap realignment plan.Byline: The Register-Guard
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That doesn't mean the Oregon School Activities Association should never make substantive changes in high school sports. The organization previously has shifted schools to different leagues and classifications - and, yes, ended a few long-standing rivalries - to effectively address enrollment shifts and competitive imbalances.
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The new arrangement would replace the existing four-classification system, and would mix and match current 4A teams and districts with scant regard for traditional rivalries or travel distances.
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2. To express or gratify (anger, malevolence, or resentment); vent.
3. particular havoc with the Midwestern League, sending South Eugene and Sheldon into a new classification. Both would play in a new 6A league (for schools with enrollments of 1,521 or higher) along with Roseburg, North Medford North Medford is the name of some places in the United States of America:
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["A System for Assisting Program Transformation", M.S. treasured rivalries (think Churchill and Thurston in basketball). It would require Sheldon and South players and students to travel long distances, boosting transportation costs at a time when gas prices are a major concern. Athletes would also lose more classroom time.
Future enrollment changes and the ability of schools to "play up" to higher classifications could cause further complications. Springfield and Willamette could end up with 6A-level enrollments as early as next year, while Thurston and Churchill, both with successful athletics programs, could opt to move up to play at the highest competitive level. That could have a destabilizing effect on leagues, create new competitive imbalances and result in superconferences that would keep interstates filled with yellow buses.
Somewhere along the line, the OSAA's task force lost track of its primary goals, which were to improve competitive balance, preserve existing leagues and rivalries when possible and keep travel costs down. The proposed alignment might improve competitive balance, but it fails, at least at the current 4A level, to meet the other two goals.
The OSAA executive board should scrap this plan, which is opposed by many 4A coaches, athletic directors Athletic director (commonly, "athletics director") is a position at many American colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, which oversees the work of the coaches and related staff involved in intercollegiate or interscholastic athletic and school district superintendents District Superintendent may be: