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ADs vote to change Northern 4A

Joey Crandall

RENO – Athletic directors from around the Northern 4A voted Monday afternoon to recommend a new North-South league alignment that would see Reno, North Valleys and Hug switch to the High Desert League and Galena, Bishop Manogue and Fallon switch to the Sierra League.

The athletic directors’ decision, which was voted on at Wooster High School, will be forwarded to the principals around the region for their approval this week.

“They (the principals) can either accept the proposal or leave it as is,” Douglas athletic director Jeff Evans said. “We’ll know what the league will look like by Thursday or Friday.”

Washoe County principals will meet on Wednesday and the principals from the rural schools will be polled via e-mail by Northern 4A commissioner Ron McNutt this week. If approved, the change would go into effect next season.

The final vote on Monday was 11-4 in favor of the North-South alignment. It is the first time the leagues have been put up for realignment since they were established nearly nine years ago.

Under the new proposal, the High Desert League would include McQueen, North Valleys, Hug, Spanish Springs, Reed, Reno, Elko. The Sierra League would include South Tahoe, Douglas, Carson, Fallon, Galena, Damonte Ranch, Wooster and Manogue.

The 4A directors also voted to bring the leagues up for realignment every four years.


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