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New IHSAA State Series Alignments

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Here is the new alignment as voted on by the IHSAA today

 

Sectional
1. East Chicago Central
East Chicago Central
Gary West Side
Hammond
Hammond Bishop Noll
Hammond Clark
Hammond Gavit
Hammond Morton
Merrillville
Munster
Whiting
 
Changes
Lake Central- Out
Gary West Side- In
 
 
2. Griffith
Andrean
Calumet
Griffith
Highland
Hobart
Lake Station Edison
Portage
River Forest
 
Changes
Andrean- In
Gary West Side- Out
 
 
3. Crown Point
Boone Grove
Crown Point
Hanover Central
Hebron
Kankakee Valley
Lake Central
Lowell
Wheeler
 
Changes
Lake Central- In
Andrean- Out
Valparaiso- Out
 
 
4. LaPorte
Chesterton
Glenn
Knox
LaPorte
Michigan City
New Prairie
North Judson
Valparaiso
 
Changes
Valparaiso- In
LaVille- Out
 
5. Mishawaka
Mishawaka
Mishawaka Marian
Penn
South Bend Adams
South Bend Clay
South Bend Riley
South Bend St. Joseph
South Bend Washington
 
6. Plymouth
Bremen
Culver Academies
Culver Community
Laville
Plymouth
Tippecanoe Valley
Triton
Warsaw
Wawasee
 
Changes
Caston- Out
Laville- In
Rochester- Out(FW SS)
 
7. Twin Lakes
Benton Central
Frontier
Logansport
North Newton
North White
Pioneer
Rensselaer Central
South Newton
Twin Lakes
West Central
Winamac
 
Changes
Benton Central- IN
Cass- Out(FW SS)
Frontier- In
Tri-County- Out
 
8. Lafayette Jefferson
Attica
Carroll (Flora)
Delphi
Faith Christian
Harrison (West Lafayette)
Lafayette Central Catholic
Lafayette Jefferson
McCutcheon
Seeger
West Lafayette
 
Changes
Benton Central- Out
Attica- In
Frontier- Out
Seeger- In
Rossville- Out
 
9. Elkhart Memorial
Concord
Elkhart Central
Elkhart Memorial
Fairfield
Goshen
Jimtown
Northridge
NorthWood
 
10. Westview
Angola
Central Noble
DeKalb
East Noble
Fremont
Lakeland
Prairie Heights
West Noble
Westview
 
11. Carroll (Fort Wayne)
Carroll (Fort Wayne)
Churubusco
Columbia City
Eastside
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger
Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran
Fort Wayne Northrop
Garrett
Huntington North
Whitko
 
Changes
Fort Wayne North Side- Out
Huntington North- In
 
12. New Haven
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers
Fort Wayne North Side
Fort Wayne Snider
Fort Wayne South Side
Fort Wayne Wayne
Heritage
Homestead
Leo
New Haven
Woodlan
 
Changes
Fort Wayne North Side- In
Huntington North- Out
 
13. Peru
Cass
Caston
Maconaquah
Manchester
North Miami
Northfield
Peru
Rochester
Southwood
Wabash
 
Changes
Cass- In
Rochester- In
Caston- IN
Northwestern- Out
 
14. Oak Hill
Eastbrook
Eastern (Greentown)
Kokomo
Madison-Grant
Marion
Mississinewa
Northwestern
Oak Hill
Taylor
Tri-Central
Western
 
Changes
Northwestern- IN
Tri- Central- In
 
15. Jay County
Adams Central
Bellmont
Blackford
Bluffton
Jay County
Norwell
South Adams
Southern Wells
Union City
 
16. Delta
Daleville
Delta
Monroe Central
Muncie Central
Randolph Southern
Wapahani
Wes-Del
Winchester
Yorktown
 
Changes
Cowan- Out??
 
17. Crawfordsville/Zionsville
Covington
Crawfordsville
Fountain Central
North Montgomery
North Vermillion
Rockville
South Vermillion
Southmont
Turkey Run
Western Boone
Zionsville
 
Changes
Attica- Out
Seeger- Out
Western Boone-In
Zionsville- In
 
18. Frankfort
Carmel
Clinton Central
Clinton Prairie
Fishers
Frankfort
Hamilton Southeastern
Lebanon
Rossville
Sheridan
Westfield
 
Changes
Rossville- In
Western Boone- Out
Zionsville- Out
 
19. Elwood
Alexandria
Anderson
Anderson Prep
Elwood
Frankton
Guerin Catholic
Hamilton Heights
Lapel
Noblesville
Pendleton Heights
Tipton
 
Changes
Tri-Central- Out(FW SS)
Anderson Prep- In
 
20. Lawrence Central
Brebeuf Jesuit
Indiana Blind
Indiana Deaf
Indianapolis Arlington
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard
Indianapolis Broad Ripple
Indianapolis Cathedral
Lawrence Central
Lawrence North
Mount Vernon(Fortville)
North Central (Indianapolis)
 
Changes
Mount Vernon(Fortville)- In
Indianapolis Broad Ripple- In
 
21. Southport
Beech Grove
Indianapolis Arsenal Technical
Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter
Indianapolis Crispus Attucks
Indianapolis Manual
Indianapolis Northwest
Indianapolis Shortridge
Indianapolis Washington
Perry Meridian
Roncalli
Southport
 
Changes
Beech Grove- In
Indianapolis Broad Ripple- Out
Indianapolis Howe- Out
Indianapolis Scecina- Out
Pike- Out(EV SS)
Speedway- Out(EV SS)
Indianapolis Shortridge- In
Roncalli- In
 
22. Warren Central/Shelbyville
Eastern Hancock
Franklin Central
Greenfield-Central
Indianapolis Howe
Indianapolis Lutheran
Indianapolis Marshall
Indianapolis Scecina
New Palestine
Shelbyville
Triton Central
Warren Central
 
Changes
Beech Grove- Out
Eastern Hancock- In
Indianapolis Howe- In
Indianapolis Scecina- In
Roncalli- Out
Mount Vernon(Fortville)- Out
 
23. Shenandoah/Tri
Blue River Valley
Cambridge City Lincoln
Centerville
Hagerstown
Knightstown
New Castle
Northeastern
Richmond
Shenandoah
Tri
 
Changes
Eastern Hancock- Out
 
24. Franklin County/South Dearborn
Batesville
Connersville
East Central
Franklin County
Greensburg
Lawrenceburg
Milan
Rushville
South Dearborn
Union County
 
Changes
Greensburg- In
 
25. Avon
Avon
Ben Davis
Brownsburg
Danville
Greencastle
North Putnam
Pike
Plainfield
South Putnam
Speedway
Tri-West Hendricks
 
Changes
Cascade- Out
Cloverdale- Out
Speedway- In
Pike- In
Plainfield- In
 
26. Mooresville
Cascade
Center Grove
Cloverdale
Decatur Central
Franklin Community
Greenwood
Martinsville
Monrovia
Mooresville
Whiteland
 
Changes
Plainfield- Out
Cascade- In
Cloverdale- In
Indian Creek- Out
 
27. Bloomington North
Bloomington North
Bloomington South
Edgewood
Indian Creek
Northview
Owen Valley
Paoli
Sullivan
Terre Haute North
Terre Haute South
West Vigo
 
Changes
Indian Creek- In
North Knox- Out
Paoli- In
 
28. Southridge
Bedford North Lawrence
Floyd Central
Forest Park
Jasper
Mitchell
New Albany
North Knox
Pike Central
Southridge
 
Changes
Washington- Out
Pike Central- In
Crawford County- Out
Floyd Central- In
Paoli- Out
Salem- Out
North Knox- In
 
29. Jennings County
Brown County
Columbus East
Columbus North
Jennings County
Madison
Scottsburg
Seymour
Southwestern (Hanover)
Switzerland County
 
Changes
Greensburg- Out
 
30. Jeffersonville
Charlestown
Christian Academy
Corydon Central
Crawford County
Eastern (Pekin)
Jeffersonville
New Washington
Providence
Salem
Tell City
 
Changes
Christian Academy- In
Crawford County- In
New Albany- Out
Floyd Central- Out
Salem- In
Tell City- In
 
31. Castle
Boonville
Castle
Evansville Bosse
Evansville Harrison
Evansville Memorial
Heritage Hills
Tecumseh
South Spencer
Washington
Wood Memorial
 
Changes
Tell City- Out
Tecumseh- Out
Evansville Reitz- Out
Washington- In
Wood Memorial- In
Tecumseh- In
 
32. Evansville Central
Evansville Central
Evansville F.J. Reitz
Evansville Mater Dei
Evansville North
Gibson Southern
Mt. Vernon
North Posey
Princeton
Vincennes Lincoln
 
Changes
Wood Memorial- Out
Pike Central- Out
 
Regional Sites
Hobart
Crown Point
Penn
Logansport
Goshen
Carroll
Peru
Jay County
North Montgomery
Pendleton Heights
Perry Meridian
Richmond
Mooresville
Bloomington South
Jeffersonville
Evansville North
 
New Semi-States
Rochester from East Chicago to Fort Wayne
Caston from East Chicago to Fort Wayne
Cass from East Chicago to Fort Wayne
Attica from New Castle to East Chicago
Seeger from New Castle to East Chicago
Rossville from East Chicago to New Castle
Tri- Central from New Castle to Fort Wayne
Pike from New Castle to Evansville
Speedway from New Castle to Evansville
Greensburg from Evansville to New Castle  
 
Fort Wayne is +4
Evansville is +1
New Castle is -3
East Chicago is -2

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The gerrymandering in the south is ridiculous, the changes to Jeffersonville and Southridge make zero sense. You will literally have multiple schools passing each other on I-64 going the opposite direction for sectional. Look at a map and see how insane it is.

 

On the bright side The new Jeffersonville meat grinder will provide some great matches for the fans

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The gerrymandering in the south is ridiculous, the changes to Jeffersonville and Southridge make zero sense. You will literally have multiple schools passing each other on I-64 going the opposite direction for sectional. Look at a map and see how insane it is.

 

On the bright side The new Jeffersonville meat grinder will provide some great matches for the fans

I totally agree... this is the dumbest thing I have seen.

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So southridge sectional was weakest in the south...so the ihsaa makes it stronger- great!

 

But in doing so they made the jeffersonville sectional arguably the weakest in the state!

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Can the New Albany and Floyd Central kids switch homes with the Tell City kids Friday night before sectional?  There will be very little head to head for a couple of years as well. Hopefully Floyd County schools can get a nice boost in budget to cover the extra cost of travel. Was this an Obama or Trump proposal??  

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Can the New Albany and Floyd Central kids switch homes with the Tell City kids Friday night before sectional? There will be very little head to head for a couple of years as well. Hopefully Floyd County schools can get a nice boost in budget to cover the extra cost of travel. Was this an Obama or Trump proposal??

 

You mean to add to the travel budget Floyd central already makes to go to Edgewood, calumet, and mater dei during the season?

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Castle and Central Sectionals, net effect:

 

The Castle sectional loses 10th place finisher Tell City and 3rd place finisher Reitz, in exchange for 10th place finisher Wood Memorial (Central sectional) and 9th place finisher Washington (Southridge sectional).

 

The Central sectional loses 10th place finisher Wood Memorial and 7th place finisher Pike Central in exchange for 3rd place finisher Reitz.

 

As a result, 5 of the top 7 teams of the 2017 Castle regional will be....at the Central sectional. The only way you could make the Castle sectional even weaker is to make the Knights compete at Central.

 

Ridiculous.

 

Speaking of Castle, who voted to move the regional to North? Castle sets the bar for hosting a tournament: great facilities, extremely organized, starts/ends on time, great concessions and outstanding volunteers.

 

Has North ever hosted a tournament?

 

North entered nine wrestlers in the sectional. Nine.

 

In the dual meet against Mater Dei, the Huskies brought six varsity wrestlers and zero jv wrestlers. Are they going to have enough volunteers to staff and run a regional?

 

Here's a novel idea-- let North host the SIAC or sectional. See how it goes for a couple of years, THEN let them host the regional. This is a case study of being set up to fail.

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Speaking of Castle, who voted to move the regional to North? Castle sets the bar for hosting a tournament: great facilities, extremely organized, starts/ends on time, great concessions and outstanding volunteers.

 

Has North ever hosted a tournament?

 

North entered nine wrestlers in the sectional. Nine.

 

In the dual meet against Mater Dei, the Huskies brought six varsity wrestlers and zero jv wrestlers. Are they going to have enough volunteers to staff and run a regional?

 

Here's a novel idea-- let North host the SIAC or sectional. See how it goes for a couple of years, THEN let them host the regional. This is a case study of being set up to fail.

 

North hosts a 6 way tourney over the holidays, so I think they can get volunteers to run three mats for regional

The facilities look pretty decent. Having coached teams in regionals in jeffersonville, Bloomington south, and castle I think their facilities are comparable

 

As far as the number of their wrestlers in a mater dei dual, don't know if that matters in hosting a regional. Evansville central had 10 wrestlers entered in the sectional, but they do a great job hosting a sectional, probably would great at a regional also.

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The IHSAA wasn't the one who came up with the new alignments. There was a group of around 20 coaches that met per the IHSAA and realigned the sectionals. I'd be curious to see who is on the committee as I'm sure you could find some interesting reasons for the shifts.

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Castle and Central Sectionals, net effect:

 

The Castle sectional loses 10th place finisher and 3rd place finisher Reitz, in exchange for 10th place finisher Wood Memorial (Central sectional) and 9th place finisher Washington (Southridge sectional).

 

The Central sectional loses 10th place finisher Wood Memorial and 7th place finisher Pike Central in exchange for 3rd place finisher Reitz.

 

As a result, 5 of the top 7 teams of the 2017 Castle regional will be....at the Central sectional.  The only way you could make the Castle sectional even weaker is to make the Knights compete at Central.  

 

Ridiculous.

 

Speaking of Castle, who voted to move the regional to North?  Castle sets the bar for hosting a tournament:  great facilities, extremely organized, starts/ends on time, great concessions and outstanding volunteers.

 

Has North ever hosted a tournament?  

 

North entered nine wrestlers in the sectional.  Nine.  

 

In the dual meet against Mater Dei, the Huskies brought six varsity wrestlers and zero jv wrestlers.  Are they going to have enough volunteers to staff and run a regional?  

 

Here's a novel idea-- let North host the SIAC or sectional.  See how it goes for a couple of years, THEN let them host the regional.  This is a case study of being set up to fail.

Great facilities? The restrooms are never kept up and the sewage smell almost makes me think I'm down by sewage facilities off waterworks.

 

If they can get pizza brought in by Roca Bar, then that's another upgrade(don't know if it'll be the size of your head though.)Other than that, their concession area is very very small.

Yes, their program is struggling, but that alone shouldn't disqualify the facility. Heck, maybe it'll throw an interest to some of the students.

 

Most importantly, you won't have to worry about the heckling from the paradise crew in regards to you westsiders coming up there, walking out with all the champs then leaving your Busch light cans everywhere.

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This committee was comprised of one coach from each regional. As a representative of the Bloomington South regional, my purpose was to make our regional more competitive at the semi-state level. It was our goal as a committee to achieve a closer balance at the regional level. This was not an easy task to do, as there were many things to consider. 

 

Nothing is perfect, but we did our best as a committee and there were reasons behind each change. I cannot speak on behalf of each regional because I was working directly with sectionals that could impact me.

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Great facilities? The restrooms are never kept up and the sewage smell almost makes me think I'm down by sewage facilities off waterworks.

If they can get pizza brought in by Roca Bar, then that's another upgrade(don't know if it'll be the size of your head though.)Other than that, their concession area is very very small.

Yes, their program is struggling, but that alone shouldn't disqualify the facility. Heck, maybe it'll throw an interest to some of the students.

Most importantly, you won't have to worry about the heckling from the paradise crew in regards to you westsiders coming up there, walking out with all the champs then leaving your Busch light cans everywhere.

They raised prices on Busch light...

 

Hamms light has a great taste for a reasonable price

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This committee was comprised of one coach from each regional.

Could the regional rep. be from a school that ended up in a whole new SS as a result of re-alignment?

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Just goes to show how clueless the IHSAA is in regards to our sport. In our Sectional (17), they added Zionsville (2500 enrollment) to a Sectional where the next largest school has an enrollment of 650. I doubt any other Sectional has that big of a discrepancy.

Zionsville' enrollment is 1950, not 2500.

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Central had 10 wrestlers entered in the sectional, but they do a great job hosting a sectional, probably would great at a regional also.

 

That's the point; central has a historically strong program with 20+ consecutive years of hosting a big event.

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