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Conference Realignment Update

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 7:45 am
Author: KCII Sports- Jason Troop

The state continues to look at a way to reshuffle the conferences in eastern Iowa, affecting the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks and the Cedar Valley, who are set to lose North Cedar to a yet-to-be-named conference involving what would be the former Big East and the current, and expected to expand, Tri-Rivers Conference.

Iowa Department of Education general counsel Carol Greta ruled to keep Anamosa in the Wamac Conference, overturning a committee recommendation to place them in the new conference.  The Wamac conference and Anamosa were adamant about keeping their long-standing relationship intact.  Anamosa is just one of the 28 schools that will be affected in one way or another.  The plan was to have the Big East fold sending the three largest schools to a new conference that would take Anamosa, North Cedar from the Ceder Valley, and Monticello and Cascade from the Tri-Rivers.  This would leave the Cedar Valley with seven schools.  Meanwhile, the discussion continues to take place with area conferences and schools and things are far from being resolved.