MPA passes 5 class high school basketball system

MPA passes 5 class high school basketball system

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MPA passes 5 class high school basketball system

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Maine high school basketball

Maine high school basketball

ROCKLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Maine high school basketball will see a historic change in the 2015 – 2016 season.

A vote to move high school basketball from the four class system to a five class system passed by a 67-29 margin Thursday morning.

The vote to change high school basketball took place at the Maine Principals’ Association annual meeting of all principals in Rockland.

A motion to approve the five class system, but table the changes until the 2016-2017 season failed moments before the approval vote took place.

In February, the MPA’s Classification Committee forward a plan to the general membership vote that added a class AA to existing classes A, B, C and D. Maine’s high school basketball classes are organized by the school population.

Other measures approved in high school sports;

– Approved a measure that will allow schools to apply for reclassification every two years. The previous plan allowed an application every four years. This approval has an immediate impact; the Biddeford Tigers football team would have had to wait two more seasons to move to Class B. The approval now allows Biddeford to move to Class B West next season. The Noble Knights of North Berwick will move to Class B West as well.
– Eliminated Class C for both skiing and wrestling next year. All teams in Class C will now compete in a two-class, A and B, system.
– Will now adopt a North – South designation of regions instead of East – West.
– Approved cooperation or co-op teams for all sports. This vote means if a school can not field enough athletes for a sport, they can apply to combine athletes with another school to form a co-op team.
– Approved an adjustment of the Heal Point system. The differential will now be 2 points instead of 5 points. The MPA says this change will make it easier for teams to play out of league games.

The basketball committee will next meet May 8th to discuss how the five class system will effect tournament time.

FIVE CLASS BASKETBALL

Class AA
824+
NORTH
1. Lewiston (1318
2. Bangor (1169)
3. Oxford Hills (1072)
4. Windham (1005)
5. Edward Little (977)
6. Deering (927)
7. Portland (868)
8. Cheverus (465)

SOUTH
1. Thornton (1422)
2. Bonny Eagle (1134)
3. Sanford (1047)
4. Scarborough (1034)
5. Massabesic (1019)
6. South Portland (846)
7. Noble (842)
8. Gorham (838)
9. McAuley (G)

Class A
545-823
NORTH
1. Messalonskee (784)
2. Skowhegan (775)
3. Mt. Blue (696)
4. Brewer (693)
5. Cony (693)
6. Hampden (691)
7. Lawrence (674)
8. Camden (669)
9. Nokomis (661)
10. Gardiner (594)
11. Waterville (583)
12. Oceanside (571)
13. Erskine (554)
14. Medomak (546)

SOUTH
1. Brunswick (821)
2. Mt. Ararat (804)
3. Biddeford (775)
4. Marshwood (739)
5. Westbrook (722)
6. Falmouth (710)
7. Kennebunk (673)
8. Greely (664)
9. York (625)
10. Leavitt (613)
11. Morse (586)
12. Fryeburg (559)
13. Cape Elizabeth (555)
Class B
325-544
NORTH
1. Presque Isle (544)
2. Belfast (530)
3. Mount Desert (519)
4. Hermon (498)
5. Old Town (476)
6. John Bapst (470)
7. Foxcroft (464)
8. Winslow (464)
9. Ellsworth (459)
10. Mt. View (449)
11. Caribou (442)
12. Maine Central (436)
13. Washington (374)
14. Central (370)
15. Mattanacook (348)
16. Orono (346)
17. Houlton (332)

SOUTH
1. Lake Region (524)
2. Freeport (511)
3. Poland (502)
4. Yarmouth (498)
5. Gray-NG (495)
6. Lincoln (473)
7. Spruce Mount. (465)
8. Wells (459)
9. Oak Hill (433)
10. Maranacook (421)
11. Mountain Valley (418)
12. McAuley (398)
13. Lisbon (384)
14. Sacopee (379)
Class C
129-324
NORTH
1. George Stevens (320)
2. Dexter (313)
3. Bucksport (305)
4. Fort Kent (295)
5. Sumner (248)
6. Lee (236)
7. Limestone/MSSM (221)
8. Piscataquis (217)
9. Calais (211)
10. Narraguagus (196)
11. Penquis (190)
12. Stearns (181)
13. Penobscot (172)
14. Madawaska (164)
15. Woodland (150)
16. Hodgdon (147)
17. Fort Fairfield (144)
18. Schenck (134)

SOUTH
1. Dirigo (314)
2. Hall-Dale (303)
3. Traip (263)
4. Madison (260)
5. Waynflete (260)
6. Mt. Abram (247)
7. *Kents Hill (238)
8. *Hebron (234)
9. Telstar (236)
10. St. Dominic (197)
11. Winthrop (227)
12. Old Orchard (225)
13. Monmouth (214)
14. Carrabec (211)
15. Boothbay (206)
16. Wiscasset (202)
17. North Yarmouth (167)
18. Searsport (164)
19. Buckfield (163)
20. Hyde (158)
21. Richmond (142)

Class D
0-130
NORTH
1. Washburn (124)
2. C. Aroostook (124)
3. Katahdin (120)
4. S. Aroostook (117)
5. Shead (108)
6. Machias (103)
7. Deer-Isle Ston. (105)
8. Wisdom (104)
9. Van Buren (89)
10. Ashland (88)
11. Bangor Christian (88)
12. Easton (65)
13. Jonesport-Beals (59)
14. East Grand (57)
15. Houlton Christ. (27)
16. Penobscot Christ. (G) – (25)

SOUTH
1. Valley (71)
2. Greenville (67)
3. Vinalhaven (65)
4. Forest Hills (61)
5. Rangeley (47)
6. Islesboro (40)
7. North Haven (18)
8. Temple (55)
9. Pine Tree (61)
10. Greater Portland (43)
11. Seacoast Christ. (47)
12. Gould, A.R. (46)
13. Highview Christ. (25)

FOOTBALL REALIGNMENT

CLASS A
845+ Students
NORTH
1. Lewiston (1318)
2. Oxford Hills/Buckfield (1235)
3. Bangor (1169)
4. Windham (1005)
5. Edward Little (977)
6. Portland (868)
7. Cheverus (465)
SOUTH
1. Thornton (1422)
2. Bonny Eagle (1134)
3. Sanford (1047)
4. Scarborough (1034)
5. Massabesic (1019)
6. Deering (927)
7. So. Portland (846)

CLASS B
586-844
NORTH
1. Brunswick (821)
2. Messalonskee (784)
3. Skowhegan (775)
4. Mt. Blue (696)
5. Brewer (693)
6. Cony (693)
7. Hampden (691)
8. Lawrence (674)
9. Nokomis (661)
10. Gardiner (594)

SOUTH
1. Noble (842)
2. Gorham (838)
3. Mt. Ararat (804)
4. Biddeford (775)
5. Marshwood (739)
6. Westbrook (722)
7. Falmouth (710)
8. Kennebunk (673)
9. Greely (664)
10. York (625)
11. Leavitt (613)
12. Morse (586)

CLASS C
460-585
NORTH
1. Waterville (583)
2. Oceanside (571)
3. Belfast (530)
4. Mt. Desert Island (519)
5. Hermon (498)
6. Old Town (476)
7. Madison/Carrabec (471)
8. John Bapst (470)
9. Foxcroft (464)
10. Winslow (464)

SOUTH
1. Fryeburg (559)
2. Cape Elizabeth (555)
3. Lake Region (524)
4. Gray-NG (495)
5. Spruce Mountain (465)
6. Freeport (511)
7. Poland (502)
8. Yarmouth (496)
9. Wells (449)
10. Mt. Valley (418)

CLASS D
0-459
NORTH
1. Ellsworth/Sumner^ (707)
2. Camden Hills^ (669)
3. Medomak^ (546)
4. Mt. View (448)
5. Maine Central (436)
6. Washington Acad. (374)
7. Mattanawcook (348)
8. Orono (346)
9. Houlton (332)
10. Dexter (313)
11. Bucksport (305)
12. Stearns (181)

SOUTH
1. Winthrop/Monmouth (441)
2. Oak Hill (433)
3. Maranacook (421)
4. Lisbon (384)
5. Dirigo (314)
6. Traip (263)
7. Telstar (236)
8. Old Orchard Beach (225)
9. Boothbay (206)

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