Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances

Rockets Return to D6

The Fayetteville-Perry Rockets football team’s chances of making the playoffs this season became a little bit harder.

On Aug. 13, the Ohio High School Athletic Association released new enrollment figures, ones that place the Rockets back into Division 6 for football. The Western Brown Broncos remained in Division 3.

The new figures don’t take into account community school and STEM school students, many who don’t play athletics. This was the first year that the OHSAA had taken those students into consideration after being provided with enrollment numbers from 2015-2017, taking into account only ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders.

Under the reorganized figures announced last May, the Rockets had dropped to Division 7, but a number of coaches and schools across the state complained at the way the OHSAA had reorganized the divisions. The schools and coaches argued that many of the STEM and community school students didn’t participate in school sports, meaning that their school’s student number was artificially raised.

There were even reports of an impending lawsuit from Columbus city schools.

As such, the OHSAA reconfigured the enrollment figures, taking out the STEM and community school students, as well as reorganizing divisions for football. The new figures were approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors.

Division 1 is 581 enrolled male students or more. Division 2 is 361-580 students, Division 3 is 257-360, Division 4 is 186-256, Division 5 is 144-185, Division 6 is 100-143, and Division 7 is 99 male students or below.

Fayetteville’s enrollment stands at 106 male students in grades nine, 10, and 11. Under the old figures, that was the top amount allowed in Division 7, but under the new figures, they’re pushed back to Division 6.

Western Brown remains at 328 male students.

For other sports, both male and female, Fayetteville, Georgetown, and Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington all are in class A, Eastern Brown is in Class AA, and Western Brown is in Class AAA.

Fayetteville-Perry football coach Kevin Finch did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

Fayetteville-Perry High School’s football team was placed back in Division 6 by the OHSAA after originally being dropped down to Division 7 earlier this summer.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_FayettevilleTimmyCroneCalebDowersFootball2014-DanielKarell-.jpgFayetteville-Perry High School’s football team was placed back in Division 6 by the OHSAA after originally being dropped down to Division 7 earlier this summer.
The OHSAA released new divisional breakdowns, placing Fayetteville back into D6

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

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