- Pamplin Media
- Portland Tribune - Sports
Athletic directors and principals are scheduled to meet with representatives of the Oregon School Activities Association on Wednesday about potential changes during a four-year period beginning in fall 2006.
The biggest changes might be the addition of a Class 5A for football, and even the demotion of some Portland Interscholastic League schools to Class 3A because their enrollments warrant such a change, says PIL Athletic Director Greg Ross.
'We're not really sure what's going to happen when the next four-year time block begins,' Ross says. 'That's going to be a pretty interesting meeting.
'The good thing is, if anything does happen to shake up the league, at least we'll have a year to prepare for it.'
The OSAA separates Class 4A schools from 3A schools at 900 students.
Here are the Portland district's most recent average daily enrollments, according to the OSAA: Grant, 1,774; Wilson, 1,547; Benson, 1,453; Lincoln, 1,448; Franklin, 1,443; Cleveland, 1,343; Madison, 1,135; Marshall, 895; Roosevelt, 777; Jefferson, 678.
The OSAA executive board is set to meet Jan. 31 to discuss possible changes.
• West Linn finished fourth at the Oregon Wrestling Classic in Redmond on Saturday, a dual-meet tourney The Lions lost to Pendleton 27-25 in the semifinals and then fell 32-31 to Newberg in the third-place match.
Centennial won the consolation final of the 32-team event.
The state tournament uses individual placings to score points, not a dual-meet format. West Linn finished second at state last year and hopes to win its first state title this season.