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TSSAA Finalizes Districts For 2013-17

Originally published: 2012-11-17 00:05:07
Last modified: 2012-11-17 00:06:49

South Greene High School will officially be a member of District 1-A beginning with the 2013-14 academic/athletic calendar.

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association met Thursday in Murfreesboro to vote in the district alignments for the next four years.

South Greene - which due to a decrease in enrollment is moving from Class AA to Class A - will join North Greene, Cloudland, Hampton, Unaka and University High in District 1.

Hampton, North Greene and South Greene will compete for a spot in the 2A playoffs during football season, while Cloudland and Unaka will vie for the 1A postseason. University does not field a football team.

"To be honest, that's where we would like to be," South Greene athletic director Terry Hoese said last week, when the proposed districts were released ahead of an official Board of Control vote.

"For one, it's closer travel for us up that way. Also, teams up there seem to travel better. One thing we were really worried about dropping from AA to A was a loss of revenue. We feel like this was the best situation for us in the move."

South Greene's departure from District 2-AA leaves that league with just six schools - Chuckey-Doak, Claiborne, Cumberland Gap, Grainger, Greeneville and West Greene.

In other area district moves, Sullivan South is dropping from Class AAA to Class AA and will be put in District 1-AA with Elizabethton, Happy Valley, Johnson County, Sullivan East, Sullivan North and Unicoi. District 1-AAA will simply lose South. District 2-AAA - comprised of Jefferson County, Morristown East, Morristown West, Cherokee, South-Doyle, Seymour, Sevier County and Cocke County - is set to remain the same.

Other actions taken by the TSSAA Board of Control Thursday

* The girls' state soccer tournament is being moved from Chattanooga to Murfreesboro, beginning with next season.

* A bid was accepted from WillowBrook Golf Course in Manchester to host the state golf tournament for four more years.

* A proposal was accepted to divide the individual state wrestling tournament into A/AA and AAA.

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