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IHSAA releases new enrollments, classifications

Commissioner Blake Ress announced recently the enrollment figures and classifications for each IHSAA member school in several sports for upcoming school years.
The enrollment figures that follow were submitted by the IHSAA member schools to the Indiana Department of Education this fall.
Enrollments: Corydon Central 743; North Harrison 708; Crawford County 617; South Central 298; Lanesville 224.
Those numbers ‘ the total of boys and girls in grades 9-12 ‘ are used to determine the classifications in the sports of baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, softball and volleyball.
The new numbers have forced some schools to move up or down in class: Schools moving from 3A to 4A (7) ‘ Connersville, Hammond Morton, Jay County, New Castle, Northridge, Pendleton Heights, Whiteland. Schools moving from 4A to 3A (4) ‘ Columbia City, Indianapolis Northwest, Muncie Southside, Shelbyville. Schools moving from 2A to 3A (13) ‘ Charlestown, Crawford County, Eastbrook, Glenn, Harding, Heritage, Mitchell, North Montgomery, Northwestern, Rensselaer Central, Rochester, South Vermillion, Southridge. Schools moving from 3A to 2A (5) ‘Elwood, Evansville Mater Dei, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Indianapolis Washington, Tipton. Schools moving from A to 2A (10) ‘ Bloomfield, Carroll (Flora), Covenant Christian, Culver Community, Hauser, Hebron, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Lapel, River Forest, West Washington.
The sports of baseball, boys and girls basketball, softball and volleyball are on a four-year classification cycle with these figures taking effect in 2007-08 and running through 2010-11.
Football, which is divided into five classes, is now reclassified every two years with the new figures affecting the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years.
Crawford County’s first varsity football team will compete at the Class 3A level, joining Corydon Central and North Harrison at that classification (even though it may not compete in the same sectional).
Charlestown, which was formerly a 2A team in the last cycle, will be a 3A team in the new cycle.
Also, Floyd Central will move from 4A to 5A.
Sectional assignments in each sport will be announced this spring. Schools will be placed in the same sectional groupings in baseball, boys and girls basketball, softball and volleyball.