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Redistricting could affect Hillsboro's schools again

Two proposals would shake up the current Pacific Conference


The OSAA held its most recent classification and districting committee meeting on March 18 in Wilsonville, and though nothing is yet decided, what is certain is that the Hillsboro schools are among those still in flux.

Among the developments, the committee has drafted a proposal that includes two possible Class 6A alignments for the four-year block starting with the 2014-2015 school year.

The first option would create five leagues of seven to 10 teams, in part by disbanding the Pacific Conference. This option would send Glencoe and Century to the Metro League. Hillsboro would drop down to Class 5A and compete in the Northwest Oregon Conference, which would still include Liberty and add La Salle Prep. Forest Grove, Newberg and McMinnville would shift to the Central Valley Conference. Tigard and Tualatin would move to the Three Rivers League.

In the second option, the Pacific Conference would remain intact — other than Hillsboro dropping down to the nine-team NWOC in Class 5A. Class 6A would be made up of six leagues, each with seven or eight teams.

This most recent proposal differs from the OSAA’s Feb. 19 proposal, which also broke up the Pacific Conference and put Glencoe and Century into the Metro League. Meanwhile, Hillsboro and Liberty were moved into a realigned Portland Interscholastic League with Benson, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Roosevelt, St. Helens and Wilson at the Class 5A level.

The other Pacific schools were scattered to the Three Rivers and Central Valley conferences, respectively, while Hermiston, Hood River Valley, The Dalles-Wahtonka and La Salle Prep were moved into the NWOC. In the March proposal, the first three of those schools remained in the Columbia River Conference.

The next classification and districting committee meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 8 at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville. Public testimony will be heard before the committee convenes for a closed work session. Written comments on the proposals can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Emails will be shared with all committee members.

Glencoe’s Anderson picked

for basketball all-star game

Crimson Tide senior Marly Anderson has been chosen as a member of the Oregon squad for the 19th annual Northwest Shootout All-Star Game.

This year’s event is scheduled for April 20. The Shootout brings together some of the top basketball high school seniors on competing Oregon and Washington teams and raises funds for the nonprofit Multnomah Athletic Foundation.

Anderson was a First Team All-Pacific Conference selection this past season for the Crimson Tide and led her squad to a 14-11 record, a third-place finish in the conference, and the first round of the Class 6A girls playoffs, in which Glencoe lost to Southridge, 52-46.

Also a first team all-conference pick for the 2011-12 season, Anderson, a 6-foot-2 post, plans to continue her basketball career at Eastern Washington in Cheney, Wash.

The event is returning to the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus after a one-year hiatus due to sponsorship issues. The girls game will start 4 p.m., the boys game at 6 p.m. Tickets — $5 students, $10 general admission — are available at Ticketmaster outlets and at the Chiles Center box office, starting at 3 p.m. on April 20.



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