An item in the Ventura County (Calif.) Star this week outlines the releaguing process for schools in the region. Among them is Grace Brethren High School, a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Releaguing plan brings opportunities and complaints
New and revamped leagues, new opportunities for some schools and a new set of complaints for others.
The Northern Area is back in the releaguing business. The 48 Ventura County high schools approved their next regional league structure Thursday that offers up dramatic changes, unbridled optimism and, perhaps, cause for appeals.
Area principals and administrators, meeting at Oxnard High, accomplished all that by winnowing a list of 42 initial proposals to one plan that gained approval with 35 of 48 votes in the final tally. This next two-year league cycle begins in the fall of 2018.
The highlights, for plan No. 5 authored by the Tri-County Athletic Association, include:
- A beefed-up Pacific View League that adds longtime Channel League entries Ventura and Buena highs to its membership.
- The end of the Marmonte, Camino and Canyon football association. Instead, they become separate leagues augmented by new members Grace Brethren and Bishop Diego. …
Football, as usual, remains the key element for most Northern Area schools. Ahead is a whole new look for the Marmonte, Camino and Canyon teams.
The Marmonte League, for football only, features Westlake, Oaks Christian, Newbury Park and Calabasas. The Camino League will include St. Bonaventure, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Grace Brethren. …
Grace Brethren athletic director R,J. Blackwell said the school has no problems moving up in class for football. The school remains in the TCAA in all other sports.
“We fine with it,” he said. “Coach (Josh) Henderson has done a great job building up our program, and we’ll appreciate playing the stronger competition.”
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