NIAA reduces max number of games

Sun Staff report

RENO andamp;#8212; The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control approved a proposal Tuesday to reduce the maximum number of games for most sports effective the 2009-’10 school year.The NIAA posted the announcement on its website after Day 1 of its two-day spring meeting, which concludes Wednesday at Reno Aces Ballpark.The proposal, which was initiated by NIAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine and based on recommendations from the state’s superintendents, was approved by a 7-0 vote.Realignment of the state’s four-class system was not voted on by the Board. The NIAA said the realignment proposal, which would condense the four classes into three in all sports but football, andamp;#8220;would continue to be studied over the course of the next school year and will be a focal point of the NIAA’s fall athletic administrator meetings.andamp;#8221; The fall meeting is scheduled for Aug. 7-9 in Mesquite.Both proposals are cost-cutting measures, according to the NIAA.Truckee and North Tahoe high schools, as well as South Tahoe, Incline and Whittell, were reclassified for different leagues in 2009-’10 under the NIAA’s proposed three-class realignment released last month.Under the proposed three-class realignment, Truckee and the other current Northern 3A schools would be part of the 13-member Division II along with South Tahoe, Hug, Wooster, Elko, Fallon and Rite of Passage.If the reclassification proposal is eventually approved, current Northern 2A schools North Tahoe, Incline and Whittell could move to the 16-member Division III Western Region. The region would combined 10 current Class 1A members with six 2A members.NIAA Assistant Commissioner Donnie Nelson conceded last month that the proposed realignment will not save travel time and costs for all schools.

(No exchange of games for additional tournaments.) FALL SEASONCross Country = 14 total meets/invitationals Football = 9 games (no change) Girls Golf = 14 total tournaments Soccer = 18 games plus two tournaments Tennis = 18 matches plus two tournaments Girls Volleyball = 18 matches plus two tournaments WINTER SEASON Basketball = 18 games plus two tournaments Bowling = 18 matches plus two tournaments Skiing = 14 total meets/invitationals CCSD 4A Girls Soccer = 18 games plus two tournaments Wrestling = 15 contacts (no change) SPRING SEASONBaseball = 21 games plus two tournaments Boys Golf = 14 total tournaments Softball = 21 games plus two tournaments Swimming andamp; Diving = 12 total meets/invitationals (no change) Track andamp; Field = 14 total meets / invitationals Boys Volleyball = 18 matches plus two tournaments

DIVISION I (30 schools)Northern Region: Bishop Manogue, Carson, Damonte Ranch, Douglas, Galena, McQueen, North Valleys, Reed, Reno, Spanish SpringsSunrise Region: Coronado, Desert Pines, Eldorado, Foothill, Green Valley, Las Vegas, Liberty, Rancho, Silverado, ValleySunset Region: Bishop Gorman, Bonanza, Centennial, Cheyenne, Cimarron-Memorial, Durango, Palo Verde, Shadow Ridge, Sierra Vista, Spring ValleyDIVISION II (30 schools)Northern Region: Dayton, Elko, Fallon, Fernley, Hug, Lowry, Rite of Passage, South Tahoe, Sparks, Spring Creek, Truckee, Wooster, YeringtonSunrise Region: Basic, Boulder City, Canyon Springs, Chaparral, Del Sol, Moapa Valley, SECTA, Sunrise Mountain, Virgin ValleySunset Region: Arbor View, Clark, Desert Oasis, Faith Lutheran, Legacy, Mojave, Pahrump Valley, WesternDIVISION III (46 schools)Western Region: Coleville, Excel Christian, Gabbs, Gerlach, Hawthorne, Incline, Lovelock, McDermitt, North Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, Sage Ridge, Sierra Lutheran, Silver Stage, Smith Valley, Virginia City, WhittellEastern Region: Austin, Battle Mountain, Carlin, Eureka, Independence, Jackpot, Lund, Owyhee, Round Mountain, Tonopah, Wells, West Wendover, White PineSouthern Region: Adelson, Agassi Prep, Beatty, Calvary Chapel, Explore Knowledge Academy, Henderson International, Indian Springs, Lake Mead, Laughlin, Lincoln County, The Meadows, Mountain View, Needles, Pahranagat Valley, Sandy Valley, Spring Mountain, Trinity

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