INDIANAPOLIS – The IHSAA Executive Committee approved the sectional assignments in six team sports for the next two school years today.
Following adjustments made in volleyball, girls basketball and boys basketball, the Executive Committee accepted the recommendations of the respective realignment committees which determined the sectional groups for the 2017‐18 and 2018‐19 school years.
In each of the three above listed sports, Wood Memorial was moved from Class A, Sectional 63 to 64 and Orleans was moved from Class A, Sectional 64 to 63. Also, LaPorte was moved from Class 4A, Sectional 2 to 3 in volleyball only to be consistent with their placement in the other two sports.
Three committees consisting of school administrators representing each IHSAA district and class were constructed to realign the sports. The football committee totaled 18 administrators, the basketball and volleyball committee was made up of 12 members and the soccer committee consisted of nine individuals.
The baseball and softball realignment committee will meet this summer after both state tournaments conclude in June with their sectional recommendations being presented to the Executive Committee for approval at its August meeting.
Warsaw will now be in a Class 4-A sectional for both boys and girls basketball with Concord, Northridge, Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, Concord and Plymouth. The Tiger volleyball program will compete in a Class 4-A sectional field with Concord, Memorial, Central, Goshen and Northridge.
The Warsaw football team is now in a Class 6-A sectional with Penn, Valparaiso and Chesterton.
The boys soccer team at WCHS will compete in a Class 3-A sectional along with Huntington North, Homestead, Fort Wayne Wayne, Fort Wayne North and Fort Wayne South. The girls soccer squad is in a Class 3-A sectional with teams from Huntington North, Homestead, Fort Wayne South and Fort Wayne Wayne.
Wawasee will be paired in its Class 3-A sectionals in boys basketball, girls basketball and volleyball with Fairfield, Lakeland, NorthWood, Tippecanoe Valley and West Noble.
The Wawasee football team is in a Class 4-A sectional with Plymouth, NorthWood, Northridge, East Noble, DeKalb, Angola and Culver Academy.
The Wawasee boys soccer team will be in Class 2-A sectional with West Noble, NorthWood, Lakeland, Garrett and Angola. The girls team is paired in a Class 2-A sectional with West Noble, NorthWood, Lakeland, Angola and DeKalb.
The complete list of sectional assignments for the six sports can be viewed at ihsaa.org.