Archive for Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bonner Springs, Basehor pursue entry into Frontier League

February 8, 2012, 1:35 p.m.

Updated: February 9, 2012, 12:00 a.m.

Four Kaw Valley League high schools could learn Thursday whether they will be invited to join the Frontier League.

Baldwin High School activities director Gary Stevanus said Basehor-Linwood, Bonner Springs, K.C. Piper and Tonganoxie have applied to join the Frontier League of Baldwin, De Soto, Eudora, Louisburg, Ottawa, Paola and Spring Hill.

Stevanus said the Frontier League’s high school principals would make the final decision about which schools, if any, would be invited to join the league.

The principals are to meet Thursday and the four membership applications are on the agenda, but the principals may or may not vote on the membership applications Thursday.

The league’s activities directors discussed the issue last month but did not make a recommendation on the applications of any of the schools, Stevanus said.

The activity directors did recommend that any school invited to join be a good fit athletically and academically, he said.

Although the schools applying for membership are not that distant for current Frontier League schools, Louisburg and Paola activity directors had some concerns about the added drive time required to get to some of the schools in more metropolitan settings, Stevanus said.

The four schools applying for membership have 4A classifications, as do the current seven Frontier League schools and they all have a smaller enrollment than De Soto, which is currently the largest school in the league.

Visit bonnersprings.com and basehorinfo.com for the latest on the possible conference shakeup.

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