KENNEWICK — Another week, another twist for the Columbia Basin Big Nine’s fate.
The longtime athletic league joining Class 4A and 3A schools in the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Sunnyside, Yakima, Moses Lake and Wenatchee will be no more.
Superintendents Jim Busey (Richland), Dave Bond (Kennewick) and Saundra Hill (Pasco) will meet Friday morning to form a new athletic league for the seven Tri-City high schools.
“The seven schools for sure will be a part of that,” Busey said. “We think from previous conversations with Walla Walla that they will be a part of it. And there may be another school district that petitions to join as well.”
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Sunnyside will petition to join the league because the Class 3A Grizzlies won't want to compete with the five Class 4A schools in the North.
For more, see Thursday’s Herald.