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New tournament divisions for winter and spring sports were announced Thursday upon the Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directorsâ€™ regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
The board approved divisional alignments for its member schools in winter and spring sports, which will be in effect for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.
Wapakoneta will remain in Division II for both boys and girls basketball. With 332 girls, Wapak was 10 shy of the cutoff for Division I schools.
Waynesfield-Goshen and Botkins will each stay in Division IV for basketball.
In bowling, second divisions were added for both boys and girls tournaments.
Wapakoneta will remain in Division I for bowling.
For swimming and diving, Wapakoneta and Botkins boys and girls teams will each be Division II teams, with Wapakâ€™s girls just missing the cutoff for Division I by seven girls.
In wrestling, Wapakoneta will continue to be a Division II school, for both the team and individual state tournaments.
Moving onto spring sports, in baseball and softball, Wapakoneta will continue to be a Division II team, while W-G and Botkins will be in Division IV.
For boys tennis, Wapakoneta will be a Division I team, sitting eight boys higher than the cutoff between Division I and Division II.
The new alignments are based on enrollment numbers for grades 9-11 that OHSAA member schools submitted to the association in October 2012.
Divisional alignments for track and field will be released at next monthâ€™s meeting.
Fall sports divisional alignments for the next two school years were announced in June.
Wapakoneta moved from Division II to Division III in football, Wapakâ€™s girls cross country team went from Division II to Division I and Waynesfield-Goshen dropped down to Division VII in football.View more articles in: