And the new name is? Mid-Columbia Conference.
The Tri-City school districts and Walla Walla Public Schools announced today the new name for the athletics league they will play in for the 2012-13 school year.
The league will be a mixed Class 4A and 3A league, similar to the Greater Spokane League. The teams will face each other throughout the regular season, and there will be one league title and teams will be seeded for the postseason based on league records — not just how they do against teams in their own classification.
“The framework is a lot the same as the Big Nine,” said Kamiakin athletic director Don Schumacher. “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel, just adjusting it to the new league.”
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The new conference’s bylaws have not been ratified, as the committee working on them is still making adjustments. The league’s superintendents said they hope to have the bylaws done by Friday, but the athletic directors are not scheduled to meet again until next week.
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